How To Give Feedback


Writer's life, Writing tips

If you’re a beta reader or ever helped a fellow writer out, then it’s unavoidable to give feedback. But what do you have to keep in mind when giving it? I regularly hear complaints from writers who have gotten feedback that just wasn’t useful, or even offensive. So what is the best way to give […]

June 16, 2019

Journals And Writing


Writer's life, Writing

As you may have noticed about me, I’m a planner junkie. It all started when I discovered the bullet journal and fell in love. I now have one for work and I also have teacher binder (Filofax clipbook), but I no longer used a bujo for my personal life. I forgot to write in it […]

March 10, 2019

The Plotting Stage


Writer's life, Writing

Usually I am a combination of a plotter and a pantser, but lean more towards pantsing. That’s because I usually find that my characters know where to go. All I have to do is watch them and write it down. The plotting stage can be incredibly fun, because this is when you decide all the […]

February 10, 2019

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

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