#WriteTip ~ Convenient Pitfalls

We’ve all been guilty of this at one point or another, just as so many other writing faux pas. Convenience is fabulous when you need a late night snack or early morning caffeine fix, but it is best left to 24/7 store types and far from your manuscript. There has to be a certain levelContinue reading “#WriteTip ~ Convenient Pitfalls”

#WriteTip ~ Show Me The Feelings!

If you did not read the title of this blog post in Jerry Maguire’s voice, please find a spot on the couch, cuddle with a stuffed animal, and let’s figure out where in life you went so wrong. If you did, in fact, read this in the aforementioned jubilant tone… you may continue. Thinking backContinue reading “#WriteTip ~ Show Me The Feelings!”

#WriteOnFriday ~ Quotable Quotes

True confession time again, my lovelies! I am a quote whore. I adore quotes and do my damndest to remember them accurately and attribute them correctly. Call it leftovers from my days as a scrapbooking fiend because quotes play a huge role in the craft of piecing together random strips of paper with stickers andContinue reading “#WriteOnFriday ~ Quotable Quotes”

#WriteTip ~ My sources

The writing community is an important one. Essential. I know I speak often of the mental and emotional support that you can find there to help you get through the agonizing labor pains that come from birthing a book, but the worth of friends, CPs, and betas extends much further because they educate as well.Continue reading “#WriteTip ~ My sources”

#WriteTip ~ Antagonist vs Villain

Several times lately I’ve seen various writing friends refer to their baddies (and I am giggling because a certain writing friend has threatened to disown me for saying the word “baddie”) as antagonists and villains as though they were interchangeable. This is, sadly, not always true. Yes, Virginia, there is a difference. First let’s seeContinue reading “#WriteTip ~ Antagonist vs Villain”

#WriteOnFriday ~ Don’t Write

Writing is hard. I know I say that a lot, but it doesn’t make it untrue, it merely confirms the accuracy. Every stage presents its own challenges, some easier to overcome than others, but each one tricky nonetheless. It’s why I try to make every Friday an encouraging (and only slightly pushy) post to keepContinue reading “#WriteOnFriday ~ Don’t Write”

#WriteTip ~ Going old school

I have a secret love.   Which, clearly, will not be so secret once I hit publish here, but I digress.   Although I am grateful to every technological genius that made being an author and all things related to a career as such in the twenty-first century just that much easier, I adore actual,Continue reading “#WriteTip ~ Going old school”

#WriteTip ~ Motivation

There  is one vital word that should be on repeat in your writerly brain whether you plot or pants, whether you are writing the protagonist, antagonist, or villain. A word you need to have the answer to fairly early on unless you are okay with massive and repeated rewrites.   Why?   Why are yourContinue reading “#WriteTip ~ Motivation”