Getting into a state of creative flow is essential to the writing process. Here are a few factors that help me find my flow.
I’ve participated in Nanowrimo every year since 2006, so I’m no stranger to fast-drafting a novel. One of the great concepts Nanowrimo introduced me to is the idea of word sprints, and I’ve been able to use word sprints outside of Nanowrimo in order to fast draft novels any time of year.
This Wednesday's prompt is a great one for exploring character.
Back in June 2018, I began posting a fanfiction-turned-original story called Waiting Room to Wattpad. Since then, it has reached over 1 million reads and as of today is part of Wattpad's Paid Stories program!
Some successes are so small you might ignore them. And some small successes at that opportune time can feel like a massive breakthrough! Here I wanted to share a list of various little successes anyone can achieve in their writing journey.
Here's how two years of writing fanfiction both helped and hindered my writing.
This Wednesday's writing prompt is actually TWO prompts, a choose-your-own-adventure of sorts. Ready to embark on some world-building?
Every time I look at the upcoming January YA releases, I get a little sad. As some of you know, I've been working on a novel about Elisabeth Bathory since about 2010. Over the summer of 2018, I put forth a real effort to try to finish it, didn't quite get there, and then wrote … Continue reading when your idea was someone else’s, part 2
2020 is just around the corner, and it's about time to assess my progress as a writer (thanks to Bernadette Benda for the idea!). A lot can change in ten years... Writing Here are all the novels I wrote this decade: Return to Ravenwood Manor (Nanowrimo 2010)Hitchhikers (completed January 2011)Ghosts of Circus Past (Nanowrimo 2012)My … Continue reading looking back at a decade of writing
I've been quiet about Nanowrimo this year, not for any reason other than that I've been so busy trying to finish the story!