“When Do I Become an Author?”

There are so many writers out there who don’t realize they are a writer yet. This is why it is so common to see words of encouragement to them, reminding them that yes, they are writers. You, dear reader, are a writer. You can read more about how you’re a writer, even if you’re not writing here. But what about being an author? When does … Continue reading “When Do I Become an Author?”

Intro to Generating Story Ideas: 3 Steps to Jumpstart Creativity

There are writers who have a piece in mind that is burning to be written, and that is their only focus. And then there are writers whose fingers itch to put pen to paper, but they have no idea what to write about. They dream of concocting worlds and characters that tug at the heart strings, that put readers on the edges of their seats, … Continue reading Intro to Generating Story Ideas: 3 Steps to Jumpstart Creativity

“Will My Story Get Published?”

One of the questions I see a lot is writers wondering whether or not their book will get published. I am in a lot of online writing groups where writers get to vent their quandaries, celebrate their successes, puzzle out plot points, and share inspiration. As I watch these forums, I find there are trends in questions from time to time. And the one that … Continue reading “Will My Story Get Published?”

The Unexpected Hiatus

Wow. We are nearly through January, and I have been nowhere to be seen for months. After my move to Greece, I hit a lot of unexpected hiccups that prevented me from a lot of the set-up I had anticipated, including access to internet, being able to get on an actual phone plan that would allow me to have data for web connection, as well … Continue reading The Unexpected Hiatus

Writing with the New Moon

There is usually a lot of fuss around the Full Moon, and what it can do for people. Especially when you think about Halloween, and the spookiness that accompanies it. However, a moonless night, a night in which no light outside of the stars, is cast down upon the earth, has a far more ominous feel, doesn’t it? More often than not, in stories, it … Continue reading Writing with the New Moon

Free NaNoWriMo Prep Course!

Not only is it Autumn—who did that, by the way?—but it’s also nearly November. I know, I know, we still have October to go, but October is just a blip in the radar when you consider what comes afterward: NaNoWriMo I know, a lot of writers write about now start to freak out. But that’s OK. Because I actually have a solution for you. First, … Continue reading Free NaNoWriMo Prep Course!

Where Writing Starts

“Novels begin, not on the page, but in meditation and day-dreaming—in thinking, not in writing.” ~ Joyce Carol Oates A few months ago, I wrote a blog post about how we are all writers, even when we think we’re not. Even when we don’t have the desire to write, we are constantly writing our destiny and our lives with every text we send, every plan … Continue reading Where Writing Starts