If You See It, You Can Believe It

If You See It, You Can Believe It

An author I really admire and enjoy once shared her character inspiration board on Twitter. She had assembled a number of vintage photos (Victorian era) onto a Pinterest board for her steampunk romance. I thought that was pretty brilliant.  So a social media tool that...
The Story Grid Workshop with Shawn Coyne

The Story Grid Workshop with Shawn Coyne

People like me need structure.  Even if I did write my entire NaNoWriMo project by the seat of my pants, I like to know that the overall story spine is there, and that everything works.  Listening to the Story Grid podcast all year and working through the book, The...
2 Time Management Tips for Creatives

2 Time Management Tips for Creatives

I’ve been listening to a number of interviews with people who have transitioned to writing full time.  It has been fascinating to listen to people talk about the years beforehand, when they worked a dayjob and had to wedge in their writing time. Many of theme...
Start From the End

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,...
Can Just Anyone Be A Writer?

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...

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