NaNoWriMo update —— #3

Time for another NaNoWriMo update! My story—Free—is going a lot better than it did a week ago. The first few days were rough since I didn’t know what to write. But a couple of days ago, I had a breakthrough with the plot. It seemed a little out of nowhere, but it helped build a … Continue reading NaNoWriMo update —— #3

NaNoWriMo update —— #2

Time for another NaNoWriMo update! I'm still on track so far! I usually end the night about 300 or 600 words above where I need to be. But a headache made it hard to concentrate yesterday, so I'm only a handful of words ahead now. I found more of the plot this past week. Instead … Continue reading NaNoWriMo update —— #2

Your friendly NaNoWriMo reminder

NaNoWriMo—National Novel Writing Month—is about a month away. If you don't know what that is, here's a link to an explanation. It’s probably the writing community’s most productive time of the year. I usually get vague parts of a story together beforehand, but I want to plan my novel out some more this time. Here … Continue reading Your friendly NaNoWriMo reminder

Common writer mistakes #11

#11 — Different types of dashes In writing, there are three main dashes you come across: a hyphen (-), an en dash (–), and an em dash (—). I've seen writers confuse them all the time. However, these are easy fixes. It's all about understanding the difference between them. A hyphen (-) is the most … Continue reading Common writer mistakes #11

NaNoWriMo update — #3

NaNoWriMo is almost over! Four days left (if you count today)! I'm in about the same spot still. I can reach the 50,000 words goal by the 30th; I have less than 10,000 left. I should be able to sit down one day and write a lot this weekend. I've started to notice that I … Continue reading NaNoWriMo update — #3

Keep going, writers

This is around the time when NaNoWriMo looks harder than it is. It's tough for anyone to write so many words in such a small amount of time. Life throws a lot of curveballs. But just cause you get a curveball thrown at you, doesn't mean you can't hit the ball. You can do it. … Continue reading Keep going, writers

Just around the corner: NaNoWriMo

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is just around the corner. It’s time to get all of our ideas together. (If you're confused on what NaNoWriMo is, I talk about it more in-depth here.) For me, as I'm writing this, I have less of an idea than I should. I'm not sure if I want to … Continue reading Just around the corner: NaNoWriMo

Creative ways to promote your self-published book

At AWP, I ran into a lot of traditional publishing vs self-publishing. Self-publishing has some different perks and routes, especially when it comes to marketing. A few discussed their creative ways to market their book. When I say creative, I mean creative. They gave out some ideas that I had never even thought of before. … Continue reading Creative ways to promote your self-published book

It’s THAT time of year again

The emails are coming in! The ideas are getting written down. Oh, the time of the year where everything seems to be rushing on a time clock. There isn't much time left, but there's so much to do. And, gosh, it's almost November already? It's about time to write a novel on top of that! … Continue reading It’s THAT time of year again