Hey everyone! It’s been a while since I posted, I know, but I wanted to take a moment today and post because this writing blog is now three years old! So Happy Birthday writing blog! I have just started teaching Continue reading The Three Act Structure
Hey, writing blog. Long time, no see. It’s been a while since I’ve posted. Things have been crazy. 2016 has already presented several awesome things. First, there was the world premiere production of my play, THE SPINS, at Out of Continue reading Why You Shouldn’t Feel Guilty When You Can’t Write Every Day
As writers or artists (or really just people), there are a lot of times we feel validated. There are also a lot of times we feel rejected and criticized. One of my plays, THE SPINS, is about to open at Continue reading Do You Write Because You Love It?
A new year is upon us, which means 365 new days to be better writers. I always love this time of year: a time for reflecting on the previous year and setting goals for the new one. When you are Continue reading 16 Things All Writers Should Try in 2016
As we reach the end of November, those of us who are participating in NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) scramble to get our 50,000 words written. Whether you are participating in NaNoWriMo or not, being a writer can sometimes get discouraging. Continue reading 5 Reasons to Keep Writing When You Think You Want to Stop
So even though the timing is kind of weird, and I’m already in the middle of another novel, I have decided (at the last minute) to participate in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) anyway. Originally I was going to participate Continue reading 7 Ways to Win NaNoWriMo
You just wrote a novel. Yay! Now if you want to get traditionally published, you have to get a literary agent. This can be a very lengthy process, especially if you query agents in batches (which is the best way Continue reading 6 Ways to Deal with all of the Waiting Involved in Publishing
Happy October! Or for many of us writers, happy month before NaNoWriMo! NaNoWriMo is short for National Novel Writing Month, which takes place every November and invites writers to challenge themselves to write 50,000 words in one month. It’s a Continue reading 5 Things to Do to Prepare for National Novel Writing Month
Sometimes you just don’t know what is supposed to happen next. This happens a lot to “pantsers” (writers who don’t do much outlining or planning), but it can also happen to writers who make outlines. Or maybe you’re in the Continue reading What To Do When You Get Stuck With Your Writing
As it turns out, there is a lot more on YouTube than just music videos and cute cat videos. There is an entire community of YouTubers who talk about books (referred to as BookTube). There are YouTubers who talk about activism Continue reading YouTube: A Good Resource for Writers?