What have you accomplished this week? I can tell you that I've finished two books for work, made two medical-related calls, spent a couple hours on a volunteer writing project, read a handful of books, tidied around the house, and cooked dinner a couple of times. Woohoo! I could also tell you what I didn't … Continue reading The Best Way to Achieve Goals? Recognise Accomplishments.
Thanks for bearing with me through the absence of a blog post yesterday—I’ve been too busy with work to catch up on my post queue since my vacation in July and I had a last-minute (but very fun!) family gathering to attend yesterday. This is why I freelance. I love being able to take the … Continue reading Just How Important Is a Morning Routine?
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
Adan leaned forward. “You know something about this?” Kr’zani’s tail swished lazily. Behind the fierce expression, Adan knew there were rapid calculations running through that brain of his. His nose twitched like he was sniffing the air. “You’re telling the truth,” Kr’zani said grudgingly. “Of course I am!” Adan spread his arms and stood to … Continue reading The Pipe Predicament Chapter 3 – A Sci-Fi Mystery Story
The clock is ticking. Your fingers are typing away and your mind is working at the speed of light. Word after word appears on the page as if by magic. This is what it's like writing a story for the Writer's Games. For years, this wonderful competition by The Writer's Workout slipped past my radar. … Continue reading What I Learned from the Writer’s Games
Post by L.O. Nobi First of all, I want to start by saying I’m so glad I’ve gotten my blogging mojo back! I hit a serious iceberg on my publishing journey and my creativity ship sank, making me struggle with blogging about this path. Feeling eager now to write this post, made me realize my […]A … Continue reading Reblog: A Field Of Mines: Publishing Twitter by Path To Publication
In self-publishing, you must wear many hats. So many, in fact, that you start looking like someone who's selling hats. (Reminds me of the book Caps for Sale - anyone else read that as a kid?) Not only are you a writer, but you must also become an editor, a marketer, a publisher... It’s no … Continue reading 5 Things That Make Your Book Look Unprofessional
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?
“Remember what I used to say back on Muapra? Don’t trust nobody.” “But—”“And don’t you say a word about the double negative. It’s a good motto.” Before the argument could continue, Vargi heard the distinct sound of claws scraping against the metal flooring. . . . The Pipe Predicament Chapter 1: The Muapran Disagreement Two years ago, … Continue reading The Pipe Predicament – a Sci-Fi Mystery Story
#1 People aren’t waiting to buy your book. The shock. The horror! 😛 I jest. I think it’s common when you’re first starting out to imagine people are as excited about your books as you are. I remember thinking my books would take off one day (With no real plan other than thinking people would […]16 … Continue reading Reblog: 16 Things I’ve Learned After Self-Publishing 16 Books by Sara Flower Kjeldsen