Writing

Refine Your Writing Process: Revisions

Writing anything is a process. Writing a novel can be a lengthy commitment of time, energy and mental resources. Right now I’m hip deep in the mire of revisions.

Some people don’t understand how involved the revision process can be, so they think that the hard part of writing a novel is over. You know, coming up with a brilliant premise and then telling the story to the sum of 70-100 thousand words.

Reflect on 2020. Plan 2021

Plans have a way of not working out, but there won’t be any of that “planning to fail by failing to plan” in my life. Over plan? If there’s such a thing, I could be guilty of it.

The first step on forming plans is reflecting on what worked–or didn’t work–before. This post will walk you through my process for setting my goals and intentions for my writing “career.”

Method and Madness: My New Side Hustle

I’m an author. I’ve dreamed of being an author for most of my life, and now that I’ve reached the fifth decade of that life, I’m not giving up on that dream. But it needs funding. And I don’t think any of those fancy GoFundMe and the like will do it. Mostly, I don’t want …

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Hey Writers! I Want to Help You Succeed

They say about 81 percent of people want to write a book. If you’re one of those people, I want to help you. But first, you’ve got to decide you’re serious about being a writer. Year ago, my Social Media Jedi Master Kristen Lamb convinced me to stop calling myself an “aspiring writer.” You can …

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A Peek Inside What I’ve Written Recently

This one is a little closer to my heart. 2020 has been a rough year. Everyone has lost something or someone. I know that. But I’m a writer. I process my grief through storytelling. This isn’t part of my NaNoWriMo project, but it definitely has a women’s fiction vibe. Dying but Not Alone Some of …

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