What is Writing?

The most important message you need to carry with you is this: You are a writer That’s the first step. You know that you have a story or a message that burns within you, that needs to be released. Most importantly, you know that words are your medium. But what if you don’t? What if…

My Story: Editing a Bad Page

You can always edit a bad page. You can’t edit a blank page. — Jodi Picoult The Middle Build What I didn’t know about my badly written page was that it was turning into a chapter, and actually leading to the middle build of the novel of my 20’s. When I was 27, I found…

8 Reasons Writers NEED to Participate in Camp NaNoWriMo

For experienced and novice writers alike, it is a constant challenge. It is hard to slog through the difficult bits. It’s painful to write the final scenes of a book and can even stop a writer completely. Setting a goal like this and keeping to it can be essential for a writer completing their manuscript.

Book Club | War of Art Book 2: What Is a Pro?

In the Book 1 Discussion, we talked about how in Stephen Pressfield’s The War of Art, he names the enemy in the war: Resistance. You can read the Book 1 Discussion Here. | Book 2 Summary | The Amateur | The Professional | | Book 2 Discussion | Your Homework || Contact Me | Book2Combatting…

Writing Exercise: Flipped Motivation

Every character needs a motivation. It is the goal for them to work toward throughout the book. Your plot is how they get to that goal, and what helps or hinders them (pro tip: if you want an interesting book to read, throw lots of obstacles at your character). In this exercise, you are going…

Happy 2020 International Women’s Day

Those of you who are working: I see you. Those of you who are striving to find your place in the world: I see you Those of you who are bettering the world in small and large ways: I see you Those of you trying to make your voices heard: I see you. You are…

Breaking Habits That Keep Us from Writing

Steps to Breaking a Habit: A Table of Contents The Reason | Wanting to Quit | The Deal Breaker | Finding the Compromise | The Result | Recap/Homework | Contact Me Habits can make or break a writing career. One of the best things you can do as a writer is create a writing habit….

Book Club | The War of Art: Book 1 Discussion

An Overview of Book 1 | Discussing Book 1 | Resistance and Fear | Resistance and Self-Medication | Important Take-Away | Book a Call An Overview of Book 1 “Most of us have two lives. The life we live, and the unlived life within us. Between the two stands Resistance.” The War of Art by…

Journaling for Writers

There are a lot of reasons why someone would keep a journal: it’s therapeutic, they could be trying to figure out something important and complex in their lives, or they might simply want to document what their life entails. For the writer, journaling, however it’s done, is essential. Therapeutic Every writer I know has a…

Finding a Writing Community For Introverts

Why Do I have to Network? | Finding Your Online Writing Tribe | Facebook Groups | Beyond Facebook | Writing Community Websites | Podcasts | Online Writing Confrences | Grow Your Own | Sign Up For A Free 30-Minute Call Getting Involved in a Writing Community Most of the time, writers are introverts. We spend…

2020 Women in Publishing Summit

I wanted to take a moment to share an upcoming event. The first week of March, the 3-8th, will be the Women in Publishing Summit, which is an online collection of daily presentations. This is a FREE summit (though you can pay and upgrade) providing webinars and talks from authors, agents, publishers and marketers. Once…