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Slack Off and Get More Accomplished!
Were you a summer slacker? I was lured away from my desk but accomplished more writing projects. How? Click for tips and tricks to use year-round!
I Finished NaNoWriMo – Now What?
I met this year's NaNoWriMo challenge with an open throttle and pedal to the floor hitting 50,000 words on Friday, November 15th. But I didn't celebrate. I wasn't excited at all. I still had to finish it. I was super close and had several choices, but worried about the ending. Remember, worry and doubt is... Continue Reading →
Why NaNoWriMo Works and It’s Not Too Late to Join!
Eleven days into the vortex that is NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month, and I hit the 34,000-word mark on Monday. I know. I'm nuts. I have realized several things about myself, my writer's life, and the personality type that could help YOU write a novel in less than a month. If you can relate to any... Continue Reading →
A Sunday Morning Revelation and the Benefits of Waking up Early
Seven hour jet lag, starting last Monday, and a fall back to standard time has messed with my internal clock and I rose with the birds this Sunday morning. Okay, before the birds. I've been like this for a week now and had a revelation about waking up early. Nearly two hours later I got... Continue Reading →
How to Survive Criticism to Take Your Manuscript to the Next Level
No one likes to be criticized, least of all me. If the criticism hits my soft capuchin belly pie, it feels as if I am bare ass naked on stage, my flaws exposed to the world. It makes me defensive. Now, I'm going to have nightmares... BUT, if you're in the business of creating a product,... Continue Reading →
THE THROWAWAYS An Interview with LS Hawker
USA Today bestselling author, LS Hawker writes gritty, twisted thrillers you can't put down. I know. I read THE DROWNING GAME. My clammy hands gripped the paperback as I flipped through pages until the surprise ending. I had to catch my breath. When I discovered THE THROWAWAYS would be published today (Yes, it's a book... Continue Reading →
How to Write a Book in One Month
You can write a book in one month All it takes is an idea that excites you and a few tips I learned during Nanowrimo - National Novel Writing Month. Read on to find out how! Writing a novel may seem like a huge undertaking given how many hours it takes to complete a draft.... Continue Reading →
How to Write Thousands of Words a Day
Want to get into the habit of writing thousands of words a day? Are you participating in National Novel Writing Month AKA Nanowrimo? I've learned some tricks that might help you reach your goal. Four years ago, I wrote a draft of my second book in a series, hitting around two thousand words per day... Continue Reading →
On Writing, Querying, and Perseverance
After persevering through the daunting task of writing their first novel, some writers (like me) have made the monumental mistake of thinking it's finished and query it too soon. Taking it out of the oven half-baked and presenting it to customers can be unnerving while they chew on the sticky dough. Most spit it out... Continue Reading →