And They Lived Happily Ever After?

You’ve written thousands of words and proofread those words more times than you can count. You’ve invested yourself in these characters for months and months. Now, it’s time to let them go. However, before you can, you have to make … Continue reading

The Most Important Thing When Writing a Novel (Yes, the Most Important!)

Did you ever think there was such a thing? When I think of setting out to write a novel, I think of these things: Plot, Characters, Planning, Long Hours, Pinterest Board, Passion, Endurance, Drawing Characters/Scenes, And Research. Which of those … Continue reading

How to Spend National Writing Month (If You’re Not Doing NaNoWriMo)

Well, Halloween has passed and November has come. You know what that means. Now, don’t jump the messenger. You may be thinking, “What writer doesn’t do NaNoWriMo?!” Please, don’t. I’m not going to try do deter you from doing your … Continue reading

The Opening Line

The stage is set. You’ve researched for hours or maybe weeks. You have a Microsoft document full of character backgrounds and your chapters are planned thoroughly (or loosely). Now, you’ve cranked up your favorite music and sit down to write … Continue reading