Like many writers, I spent November with my head down and fingers flying. I’m happy to report that I completed my seventh NaNoWriMo challenge this year. And it was just what I needed. As you know from previous posts, I’ve been struggling with my latest WIP. Not the story, but prying the darn thing out… Continue reading It’s that time of year!
That’s a big question, and one we forget to ask. What we find ourselves asking is why can’t I write, and there are a list of reasons. Too tired after a long day. Too busy at work. Family obligations Stressed, sick or just too brain dead. The list is long, I know, I’ve used almost… Continue reading Why do I write?
Life is fast. Deadlines are close. Time is short. But if you want the most out or your brain you have to take care of it. What’s the key? Sleep. Hydration. Nutrition. Sex. Sleep: 7 to 8 hours of sleep per night increases your attentions span, peps your mood, and allows you to use your… Continue reading Megan’s Tips for Fueling the Writer
by Harriet Hale Three weeks ago I signed my first publishing contract. I’m thrilled … seriously. I can’t say that sentence without grinning like a moron. However, it’s also daunting because now I’m a working writer. Suddenly this thing I do in my spare time while sitting on my sofa has a purpose. And I… Continue reading Working writer
Sometimes the simplest advice is the best. Writers hear so many great tips about craft, publishing, and marketing. Today, I’m going to give you a tip that applies to all three areas. If you don’t have an electronic filing method, begin today. Don’t wait until you spend more time looking for misplaced information than you spend writing.… Continue reading Don’t Throw Files Into The Black Hole by Brinda Berry
In my day job, I track bits and pieces of inventory from the moment they come through one door until we ship them out another. I’m pretty much the same way with my writing. I’m all about accountability. I love trackers, thrive on goals, and always try to exceed expectations. Even if they are my own.… Continue reading Mags the counter
By Voirey Linger When the year comes to an end, I always top and assess the path I’ve traveled over the past twelve months. I’m not going to lie; it’s been a very rough year for me. This period of self-assessment hasn’t been easy. Some of what made this year hard are easy to point… Continue reading What a Year…