Inspiring Indies: Wisdom from Indie Pros

For those of you who are ready to look into the publishing stage of writing, indie publishing offers an opportunity you shouldn't overlook. Today I'm very pleased to share some advice from two indie author friends of mine, Savannah Jezowski and Tammy Lash. I asked them a series of questions about what the indie publishing process … Continue reading Inspiring Indies: Wisdom from Indie Pros

Character Meet Plot. Plot Meet Character.

You’ve probably heard that popular fiction is plot driven while literary fiction is character driven (driven being the key word because if a narrative isn’t advancing then what story are you even telling?).   This is true. There is sit on the edge of your seat plot driven fiction, and there is sink back into … Continue reading Character Meet Plot. Plot Meet Character.

Summer Vacation: A Writer’s Guide

Summer brings new places and new routines. With our first group challenge completed, the writing routine may look a little different too. It's important to take advantage of times of transition and different paces of life to bolster our writing. The most important thing is to keep writing. Find a writing routine that works for you, … Continue reading Summer Vacation: A Writer’s Guide

Pictures Worth Thousands of Words

I am a huge fan of graphic novels/comics, manga, and web comics. If you asked me, I could toss a slew of recommendations at you for these genres. There’s something about the combination of pictures and words that draws me in every time, perhaps because I dabble in art as well. Back when I first … Continue reading Pictures Worth Thousands of Words

The Home Stretch: Finishing Well

I will let you all in on a little secret. I'm not a runner. The closest I've ever come to running a marathon was a 5k turkey trot one of my more fitness-keen friends convinced me to run with her during my freshman year of college. She said it would be fun, we'd take it … Continue reading The Home Stretch: Finishing Well

Storytelling Tips from A Quiet Place

When I walked into a showing of the film A Quiet Place earlier this week I expected thrills, chills, and awkward popcorn munching in an otherwise silent theatre. I didn't know that I was heading into not only an entertaining and intriguing movie but also a display of excellent storytelling. I came out of the theatre energized … Continue reading Storytelling Tips from A Quiet Place

Pep Talk Princess: Fighting With Failure

This post is going to go into very real, very raw territory. But that is something that is needed when establishing community, and I think it’s something every writer faces: the idea of failure. I’m going to be completely honest: as a writer, I’ve failed A LOT. Even in the past six months, I entered … Continue reading Pep Talk Princess: Fighting With Failure

Buddies + Brainstorming

“It’s a fact universally acknowledged that a writer in possession of a pen/typewriter/computer must be in want of a brainstorming partner.” – Jane Austen in 2018 It’s a common belief that writing is a solitary endeavour—you see that notion everywhere. It’s perhaps the reason why many of us writers blog; because we are lonely and … Continue reading Buddies + Brainstorming

Set Yourself Up for 100 Successful Days

We're almost two weeks into the challenge of writing every day for one hundred days and whether you've been feeling like the Little Engine That Could Write The Great American Novel in A Hundred Days or more like a stalled car someone abandoned on the side of the freeway, this is a great time to … Continue reading Set Yourself Up for 100 Successful Days