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5 Friendly Places to Get Your Writing Done

Sometimes with all of the hustle and bustle going on with life and all of the household chores that I constantly find myself doing, I have to say enough is enough and drag my butt out of the house to a different spot to write. As easy as that may sound as you picture yourself […]

Reading Writerly

Have you heard it? It’s the biggest secret of writing that everyone knows; read. You hear it from everyone, Stephen King included. In order to become a great writer you must read, read more, and then keep on reading. But as a writer I’ve discovered something that you’re not often told. Just how does reading help […]

Blog Tour :The Writing Process

The wonderfully talented Liz Carlton, author of “The Royal Rogue” invited me to join in on a blog tour a little while ago. This blog tour involves answering four questions about my writing process, so please enjoy! Elizabeth Carlton is a fantasy author from Naples, Florida. She began her career six years ago as a […]

Painting Bare Wood and the Rules of Writing

“There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.” – W. Somerset Maugham We’ve heard it so many times as we scour the internet for help with writing, ideas, research, and, hey, pinterest too, but what are you to do when you’re hobby and career is one in which […]

You can’t write it: Breaking Gender Roles

You can’t write a male character, you’re a female. Your female character is all wrong, men just can’t write us right. I bet you’ve heard some form of these statements at one point or another, maybe felt strongly about how wrong or right they were, but the truth is, this is something that is a legitimate […]

Let Researching be Fun! Novels/Papers

Research. Moan. Groan. Research is one of my absolute favorite parts of writing because it is the part that a lot of writers and students moan and groan about. ‘We hate it’ the students say, ‘It takes too long’, ‘it’s too tedious’ or my favorite, ‘I never need it’. Whether you’re starting out to work on […]

Are You Going to Read This Post? – Conflict

That’s the conflict I’m giving you. And I give it to you for a reason because it helps you learn something about yourself by making a decision. There are people who skim things, people who look over things that aren’t interesting right away, and there are people who try to expand themselves for betterment by […]

A Little Secret: Finding Ideas for Writing

Now that springtime is here there is something that pulls at many of our souls. It says, “I want to get outside.” But we have things that need to be done. We have a certain amount of words that we need to get onto the page. And we come up with reason upon reason that […]

Writing: It Starts with a Conversation

When someone asks me what I like to do I always give them the generic response: Reading and Writing. This is because it is ingrained into us to be brief and to the point, giving just enough to leave someone with a similarly generic idea of who we are. We have even come to the […]

Writing Your Novel: Hitting the Wall and Climbing Over it

So that’s great, you’ve started your novel and you were on a role like no other until suddenly it’s like you said something wrong and your main character is giving you the silent treatment. You give him a break, put him in time out, lock him in the dungeon and set fire to his hair […]