Deadlines


Writer's life, Writing, Writing tips

I’m convinced deadlines are called DEADlines because they end up killing you. That said, they serve a purpose and without them, we’d probably procrastinate ourselves into some black hole of cat memes. While drifting aimlessly in oblivion does sound like a hoot, we won’t get to achieve our dreams by doing nothing. That doesn’t make […]

December 21, 2018

One Genre or Multiple Genres?


Writer's life, Writing

I am a mystery writer at heart. I love solving puzzles and murder is kind of my jam, even if it would totally freak me out in real life. It still took me a while to figure out if that’s the genre I want to write in. The kind of novels I usually read as […]

December 16, 2018

The Benefits of Hiring An Editor


Writer's life, Writing

As both a teacher and a writer, I know very well that at some point into your editing you can get a little word blind. Even after two other people went over your manuscript, things can still be overlooked. Most writers I know get beta-readers to help them out with feedback. Whether that feedback is […]

December 3, 2018

Writing Prompts: Being Thankful


Writing, Writing Prompts

You are born with nothing but your body, so anything in addition to that is a gift, something to be thankful for. And anything you lose, isn’t really lost because it’s not really something that was yours to begin with. Sometimes it helps when I think of that and it does make me a more […]

November 24, 2018

How To Celebrate Finishing a Book


Writer's life, Writing

Okay, so you’ve finished a book. You’ve poured sweat, blood, and a lot of coffee into it and it’s now marginally presentable. Great. Don’t slip into a temporary coma just yet! CELEBRATE your hard work, the victory over writer’s block, the battle with the muse. It may not be clear what your option are, or […]

November 17, 2018