It's been five years, and I'm still trying to perfect my recipe for an earl grey latte. It sounds so easy. Tea. Milk. Sweetener (I like honey). Lavender, if you're feeling it (which I usually am). But it's the proportions that get me. Even after so many tries, I still haven't quite gotten it right. … Continue reading Elusive Inspiration Part 2: Seeking Memories
Many people don't think about tools when it comes to writing. All you need is a laptop or a pen and paper and you're good, right? As writers, we know that's wrong. If we want to be successful and efficient at our craft, there are certain tools that are good to have. With Christmas being … Continue reading The Write Stuff
You've just completed the most beautiful thing you've ever written in your life. You're so proud of this accomplishment, this work of art that poured out of you beginning with just a single idea. You go to post/submit it, when suddenly it hits you: You don't have a title!! The horror! You suddenly feel cold … Continue reading What’s in a Name?
Happy Monday, everyone! Now that I have Mondays freed up on the blog, I have some room to cover a broader range of topics. One thing that I really want to do more is talk about authors who have helped me as a writer. We all have those inspiring authors that stay with us as … Continue reading Inspiring Authors: Bryan Davis
Happy Monday, everyone! Embrace a new start to the week and set some new goals. Grab some inspiration and get writing! Rather than tell you about my week, I want to briefly tell you about some exciting things coming up soon! If you read the title of the blog post, you'll know that this is … Continue reading Oh no, it’s the last Monday update post!
So, here we are at the end of a series where we took a look at my writing process. You've read the completed short story, you've gone with me on my journey, and now it's time to recap everything we went through! As I said in my very first post, there are really valuable lessons … Continue reading The Writing Process (Part 4)
Yep, you read that right, and I'll say it again. Please, don't just write a book. This probably goes against so many things you've heard, all of the people saying, "Do it! Go for it!" And yes, while you should absolutely chase your writing dreams... ...that doesn't start with writing a book. Driving a Car … Continue reading Don’t Just Write a Book
Okay yeah, you caught me. I missed two posts I was supposed to make last week, and I didn't even update yesterday either! How could I? Well, all I can say is that I was extremely busy. (Really, it's not an excuse, but as a new indie author, a freelancer with constantly fluctuating work, and … Continue reading Tuesday is just Monday, but a little to the left
If you read my post from Monday, you know that I'm writing a short story about a bonfire this week. But as I started writing, I started thinking that instead of just posting the finished product, I could walk you through the process of how I write! Why would I do this? Well, it's helpful … Continue reading The Writing Process (Part 1)
MONDAY!! Last week was an insanely busy week for me! Luckily, things are slowing down this week, but I have some really exciting things that I'm working on! What's on My Plate? Continuing edits on the second draft of Project Pea.Ghostwriting a clean romance novella. Editing a college and career book. Writing a short story … Continue reading You know what day it is!