Happy New Year, everyone! I don’t make New Year’s resolutions, but I do make goals for the year. One of my goals for 2017 is to resurrect the writing blog! Sure, I make writing videos on my YouTube channel pretty Continue reading 6 Ways to Pump Up Your Writing in 2017
Well, folks, it’s that time of year again! National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) starts in November. This is the magical time where so many of us writers will try to achieve the lofty goal of writing 50,000 words in 30 Continue reading 5 Tips to Survive National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)
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
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?
Whether you pursue self-publishing or traditional publishing, the beginning of your book is extremely important. You can write the best novel ever, but if your first chapter or even your first five pages don’t entice the reader, the world may Continue reading 5 Ways to Start Your Novel with a Bang