3 Things I used to Refill the Creative Well after NaNoWriMo

I had heard other authors discuss this but had nothing to base it on until after doing NaNoWriMo myself, and that is the experience of writing until you are empty. 50k words was the most I had ever written before on any subject, EVER.  It was over 100 pages single spaced–and, it wasn’t even finished. […]

Big Magic – A Book for Creatives

Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert I am a big fan of audio books.  It’s great for not only the commute, but also long walks in the evening.  Though I wasn’t the biggest fan of Eat, Pray, Love, I stumbled upon this gem and I recommend it highly. If you don’t have an Audible account yet, […]

Start From the End

NaNoWriMo was set to start on Nov. 1 whether I had a plan or not.  So I went over to my co-blogger’s house and sat at her cozy kitchen nook and jotted down some character notes. A few minutes later, I had a vague plan.  Meet Anna, an aspiring Valkyrie. Then, before I even had […]

Can Just Anyone Be A Writer?

Of course.  It is what Nike’s ad genius once said.  “Just Do It.”  I was recently in France and I was able to walk miles – in museums, along the Seine, into churches and past street booksellers. Yes, the book is still art in France and these booksellers each keep a box that they lock […]