This month you can get a 15% discount while contributing 15% to the earth! Earth Day is coming up, and there are two things that I hold dear: writing and the environment. I have spent a lot of time thinking about what I would do if I were back in the States. I know where […]
Something I really try to drive home is that you need to know why it is you’re writing. Not just why you’re writing your story, but why you’re writing in general. In fact, I can list plenty of posts where I reference how to dive into that, and why you need to find your why. […]
Each book you write is just practice. No matter if you publish it and are wildly successful with it, you’re still practicing. There is no such thing as a mastery of an art. Our technique and execution will evolve as we do.
It wasn’t until I started reading fiction again that my writing began to blossom again. I began to pay attention to this once I connected the two.
We are doing ourselves a disservice by pushing ourselves to the brink of burn out. Burn out does not mean more points. Burn out means that we are forced to stop and recover, and even worse, that we run the threat of not picking the hustle back up again.
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 […]
Who Is Your Perfect Person? We’re going to play around a little bit with character traits here. I want you to think about your ideal person, and think about what makes them perfect. Thinking about a perfect person might sound count productive. After all, wouldn’t that essentially be creating a Mary Sue? For those of […]
What steps are you going to take toward achieving these goals? You now have at least some of your goals for the upcoming New Year, with all the steps we’ve taken. You have done some work regarding your fears and how those might influence your success and your goals. Now we’re going to look at […]
What Is Your Fear Around Writing? There are two more posts specifically about goal setting, and one of them I’d like to talk to you a little bit about fear. When you boil it down, fear is behind what stops us. We’re afraid of investing, we’re afraid of success, we’re afraid of failure. We’re afraid […]
What is your writing goal for the whole of 2020? We’ve spent some time delving into the habits we can create to make our year successful, but now I’m going to switch gears a little bit. Knowing what you now know about yourself, we are going to look at what goals you can set for […]