Let Me Riff – We’re All Just Figuring It Out: A Writer’s Journey

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. Continue reading Let Me Riff – We’re All Just Figuring It Out: A Writer’s Journey

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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 to do two things: Read the prompt and generate an … Continue reading Writing Exercise: Flipped Motivation

December 13 Journal Prompt: Know Your Fears

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 of being wrong, we’re afraid of being right. All of … Continue reading December 13 Journal Prompt: Know Your Fears

Writing Prompt: The One You Despise

There are two things that every story has to have: A plot At least one character The two are very interwoven. You need the character to carry the reader through the plot, but you need the plot so that the character isn’t just hanging out on their couch all day playing video games. However, more than having an interesting plot, you need to have a … Continue reading Writing Prompt: The One You Despise