The problem I faced as I started in chapter one was I didn’t have a solid plan for the first fifth of my book… As I wrote it, it felt boring. So, I switched it up and decided to write the end first.
Writer’s block. All writers know the feeling. Sitting down to write, but the daunting view of the paper/computer screen/typewriter/etc leaves you paralyzed and wordless.
I bought a bottle of champagne part-way through writing the first draft of my book last year. So far, I’ve finished my first draft, I’ve finished three very serious edits, I’ve finished and sent it off to peers to read, and I’ve finished editing again. Have I opened that bottle of champagne?
Every time I read my manuscript again, I always find ways to make it better and things to fix or add. So how do I know when I’m done?
As I’m editing, and also as I’m getting feedback from others, I’ve noticed three words that getting rid of significantly improves my writing. Here they are.
I joined a weekly writing group, and it was the best decision I’ve made all year.
New Year’s Eve is around the corner and that means New Year’s resolutions are flying through the air left and … More
Fear is a real part of my life. A real emotion I feel every day. And with the new year coming up, I’ve started thinking about the direction I want my life to go and how to get there.
Every writer knows that as soon as you sit down to write, focus tries to allude you. Some days it’s easier than others to hang onto, but here are four things I avoid when I write.
Writing is hard. It’s especially hard to write when it’s the fifth, or fifteenth, or fifty-sixth day in a row where you wake up and don’t do it. How do I convince myself to write so often? Here’s what I do.