Supporting Your Writing Life, Uncategorized, Writing Advice

Plotting is Very Useful (yet sometimes pointless.)

Camp Nano is OVER! *wipes sweat from brow* The past four weeks have been a whirlwind of discovery for me as a writer (and creative person as a whole,) and over the next month, I intend to share with you some nuggets I've unearthed along the way. If you read my last post, you’ll know… Continue reading Plotting is Very Useful (yet sometimes pointless.)

Supporting Your Writing Life, Uncategorized, Writing Advice

How To Start A Project (before you know plot, POV, or characters’ personalities)

Day 6 of Camp NaNoWriMo My writing sucks. The characters aren't behaving like themselves. My prose is flat, unimaginative, but worst of all? I can't figure out whose eyes I want the reader to see through. We've all been there. You've heard me say it before and I will say it again—perfectionism is a plague… Continue reading How To Start A Project (before you know plot, POV, or characters’ personalities)

Prompts, Uncategorized

Playlist Writing Prompt

Have you ever listened to new song that just resonated with your writerly soul? Maybe you suddenly realized just how great the song was, so you started it over again to pay attention to every word and listen to the story it told. It transported you to another slice of the world, or you felt… Continue reading Playlist Writing Prompt

Uncategorized, Writing Advice

How to Nail Your Story’s Mood and Setting

Writers sometimes struggle with painting emotional depth and breadth into their work. They can picture the pain on someone’s features, feel their characters's agony. Then when they hand their precious words over to someone else, they might find themselves faced with the news: “Sorry, it's great but, I’m just not feeling it.” How do you… Continue reading How to Nail Your Story’s Mood and Setting