Eyes. Haze’s breath froze in her throat. Beady black eyes locked onto her past the end of her arrow tip. He can’t see me. There’s no way. And yet, there was more than just a simple look in those eyes. He was watching her. Waiting. He didn’t even try to speak or raise his voice … Continue reading Calling All Beta Readers!
Want to help me get a standing desk? Check out the details in the donation box below the post and read my stories on Vocal! The joy of having finished a draft is one of writing’s great pleasures, yet to get there, you need to set – and find ways to keep – writing goals. Here … Continue reading Reblog: Writing Goals: Seven Ways to Ensure You Reach Them by Writers Helping Writers
Want to help me get a new desk chair? Check out the details in the donation box below the post and read my stories on Vocal! Travel memoir word count: 17,317 I finished the first draft of my travel memoir! Yay! Now comes the hard part. When I set out to write a book detailing my … Continue reading The Benefits of Writing about Yourself
Want to help me get a new desk chair? Check out the details in the donation box below the post! Project Pea word count: 20,147 No Monday post and a late Tuesday post? It happens. Life happens. The past few days have been a little crazy, and since writing for the blog doesn't pay the … Continue reading Find Success with Personal Projects
Project Pea word count: 13,063 I hardly ever have more than one tab open. I'd call myself a fairly disorganised person most of the time, and yet when it comes to certain things like internet tabs, I can't stand keeping more than one thing open at a time. I just about explode every time my … Continue reading 3 Tabs I Always Have Open
Project Pea word count: 8,118 I’ve read a lot of good books lately that showcase how critical it is to immediately immerse your reader in the story world. But, as important as it is, it’s not easy to do - and I'm discovering that firsthand as I'm charging through the beginning of Project Pea (or … Continue reading Immersing Readers in the Story World
It seems like everyone is coming out with a new method to write stories nowadays. Do a quick search on the web and you'll get millions of results, all telling you that one way is best. Hero's Journey is the tried and true method, focusing on the main character. Save the Cat! is perfect for … Continue reading Save the Cat! and Hero’s Journey and 5 Commandments, Oh My! – Which Story Method Should You Use?
I've got a new WIP - and it's not fiction. For those of you worried about the fate of the elusive Project Pea, fear not! It's still my primary focus. And for others who may be concerned about the sequel to The Dragon's Den, once again, don't worry! I'm giving it some time before I … Continue reading A New Project…and It’s Non-Fiction?!
How many of you have been doing something for so long that it's like second nature to you? For me, one of those things is writing stories. I can't even begin to count how many stories I've written in my lifetime, and because I've done it so much, sometimes I can fall into the trap … Continue reading The Top 6 FREE Writing Resources on the Web – Why Creative Writers Should Always Be Learning
While you're here, please consider checking out my new fantasy novella and preordering it if you're interested! It's only $2.99, or FREE with Kindle Unlimited! Writing a book doesn't just happen. It would be nice if we could just spit out a whole book without having to do anything, but if that were the case, … Continue reading The Joy of Persistence