Monthly Archives: August 2012

Things to Write About (or Inspire): Hide-Away Books

Made from an old thick book, an Exacto knife, and painted-on Elmer’s glue, the Hide-Away book can be your best friend, or it can be part of your writing inspiration! See how! I want to call you all to arms in this post. Pick one of your characters, or think of one now-any character that […]

One Does Not Simply Walk Into Mordor

Plotting your novel is one of your greatest challenges! Tolkien’s Boromir from “The Lord of the Rings” says it best. Through a conversation with the wonderful writer, Elizabeth Carlton, the comparison hit me! This was how I could show you great plotting! If you’re working on your beautiful idea for your novel and you find […]

Things to Write About: Shelling

Writing about the beach might be something you’ve seen done a lot in the world of writing but what this series of posts “Things to Write About (TTWA)” will be about is the little things that you might not think about including. The focus this time is Shelling. For most people these are just beautiful […]

Things to Write About: Introduction

I want to use this post to bring this blog back down to a cozy coffee shop feel. When I started reading back through my earlier posts I realized that though I think they are helpful to read, they leave out some of the personal chit-chat quality that I enjoy feeling when I read through […]