Your Character’s Why #writingtips

For those who’ve read my books you’ll probably notice I’m a character driven writer. (According to my critique partners, I’m also the queen of sub-plots, but that’s another post.) About 99.9% of the time when I’m playing around with a new story idea, I’m starting with a character, not the world or the plot, but […]

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Remembering Why You Write #writerslife

In the wonderfully creative world of writers we are flooded with posts on writing tips, marketing strategies, balancing life with creativity, and nailing those word counts. The amount of positive encouragement is huge, and I’ve always loved the fact that this exists in the writing community. Our ability as writers to constantly offer that nudge […]

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Driving the NANO-bahn #nanotips #nano

It’s NANO time, peeps and we’re a whopping two days in. How’s everyone doing with their word counts? You nailing that 1667 a day thing? You are? Good for you! I’m right there with you, toiling away one word at a time. I figured this would be a good time to share a few survival […]

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Are You Prepared to NANO? #nanowrimo

It’s coming down the pike like a flaming bowling ball of despair and agony–NANOWRIMO! The dreaded month of words guaranteed to send every (to use Chuck Wendig’s moniker) Pen Monkey screaming into the treetops.  For those who remain blissfully ignorant of the ruthlessly sadistic reality of Nanowrimo (Nano for those poor mutilated souls left battered […]

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Finding Your Voice #writertips

Funny thing about writers, you can read a collection of words, and if you’re familiar enough with the writer, even without their name appearing anywhere to clue you in, you’ll know it’s them. Why? Because their writing voice is like the dulcet tones of your best friend. For a writer, finding your voice is like […]

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Are You Ready to Brave the Great Pitch Session? #pitchprep

While you’re frantically trying to figure out how to shove that last pair of jeans into an already over-stuffed suitcase, circling around the edges of your mix of excitement and anxiety of attending your upcoming writers conference, is the annoying whisper of, “Am I ready to pitch this?” Before we tackle that question we need […]

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