Character Profile Freebie!

This month on Instagram, I'm focusing on character. It is interesting when I am looking at revising my draft to think that I need to rework my characters. Shouldn't they already be "done" and good to go? Not really. I wrote characters in draft one who did and said what they needed or wanted, but... Continue Reading →

Creating Tension

A few days ago, I posted a question on Instagram about how other authors add tension to their stories. Most of the responses that I got went something like this: -Identify what you character wants -Then, use what your character needs as an obstacle to keep him/her from that want Sounds simple enough, right? In... Continue Reading →

Time to marinate

I was looking at the new NaNoWriMo website that they are trying to launch and I ran across my old NaNo projects. The first year that I participated was way back in 2011! That's almost 8 years ago! And you know what else I saw? The novel that I had tried to write (and failed... Continue Reading →

Reflections and Resolution

Wow! How did 15 days of 2019 already slip by? Well, I had intended to do this post earlier, but here we are. I watched Kim Chance's video collaboration with Megan Olivier on YouTube about reflections and resolutions and wanted to do them for myself! So, I hope you enjoy as I look back at... Continue Reading →

Writing after a hiatus

First thing I want to say is that no matter who you are, writing each and every day can seem like a really difficult thing to accomplish. And for many many many people, it is. Whether it is your job, your family, or just life in general (I’m looking at you Elf on the Shelf),... Continue Reading →

Creating Characters

Scroll to the bottom for this FREE Character Planning Guide! As I talked about in my previous post about reflecting on this year’s NaNoWriMo journey, I realized that I didn’t sit down on November 1st with enough information about my story. This led to a number of really difficult days where the words would come because I... Continue Reading →

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