Writing Tip #6 – Turn it OFF!

For effective writing, turn off the phone. Close the internet browser. Put everything on silent mode. Reduce the distractions. Honestly this is the hardest by far for me personally. I’m so used to having everything accessible. I’m great at responding to...

Writing Tip #5 – Sprinting

We’re rounding out NaNoWriMo – National Novel Writing Month – how’s everyone doing? With just six days remaining, if you haven’t discovered sprinting yet, this may be your favorite tip ever! What is sprinting? Sprinting in the context...

Writing Tip #4 – Set Goals

Goals are important, but they are also fully customizable. What kind of goals might one have for writing? Daily word count goal Too intimidating? Try a weekly or monthly word count goal Or maybe you’d do better with a chapter goal, say 1 chapter a day or 1 a...

Writing Tip #3 – Schedule Time

Again, these are not genius ideas, just reminders that we need to hear. Heck, I need to hear it… again and again. We schedule meals. We schedule playdates. We schedule meetings. I don’t know about you, but my calendar is overflowing with all the things in...

20booksVegas

Wow, where to even begin? 20booksVegas was more than I had even hoped for. I’ll be weeding through notes, rewatching videos, and dissecting everything I learned probably through the end of the year. It was SO MUCH. Craig Martelle and team did an amazing job....

Writing Tip #2 – Pantser or Plotter

Those new to the world of writing may not even know what this means… pantser or plotter? Heck, I had two books published before I understood it. Pantser – someone who writes by the seat of their pants. It’s all in your head and you don’t take...