I may be a pantser, but I still have a process. This first part in the series focuses on my starting point: inspiration.
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.
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?
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
It's been a little while since my last progress check, so let's see where I'm at with those 2019 goals!
They say that you're not a writer if you don't write, but I am a writer, and I do not write every day.
This prompt is a great one for helping to write about setting in a way that helps your story achieve the tone you want.
I've gotten back into the swing of submitting recently, and my experiences now have felt a little different than back when I tried for a year of 100 rejections. So I decided to look at the numbers to see - are things different?