Looking for a fun way to collect the things that you hear and see every day that make you think, laugh, or want to write? Well check out this mixtape of words exercise that can allow you to do just that!
So much can happen in a year! But, how much do we stop and take note of before we move into the next year? Well, here I’m sharing my top lessons from 2019 and I’d love to hear about yours as well.
Did you know that your environment can actually help you be more creative or get out of a rut in your work? Check out some ideas about how to shake that creativity loose by changing your environment.
NaNoWriMo is a crazy and hectic month for anyone trying to reach that 50k. But how do you make sure that the pursuit of that finish line doesn’t end up burning you out along the way? Check out some of these tips on pacing yourself this November.
We all go through cycles of life, but so do characters in your book. Have you stopped to consider the way that these cycles can differ from your MC and secondary characters?
Check out the four things I’ve done to craft a better, stronger, clearer vision of what I want my future to hold.
At the beginning of the school year, we got a talk from our area superintendent and he asked us all: What is the "why" behind your "what"? This was a really introspective question for me, and not only in the way that I look at my teaching career or lesson plans, but in the way… Continue reading The “why” behind your “what”
My last post, I shared some of my favorite tools and items. It got me thinking about how fun it could be to really track and share my journey through what I read, watch, listen to, etc. in case you are looking for something new to try or have heard of something and would like… Continue reading Currently Consuming June 2019
Tomorrow is my birthday! And I'm really excited with the way that this past year has really shaped up and is projecting me into the future. Here are a couple of things that I am reflecting on as I log another year in the books: I am only capable of so muchThe past few years… Continue reading Another year…
I recently started freelancing and picked up a few jobs that went fairly quickly. It was exciting and I quickly took on a larger editing project and a smaller, ongoing one. However, it was soon clear that the smaller job was actually a lot more work than I had anticipated, and, paired with tight deadlines,… Continue reading The Power of “No”
If you missed my first post explaining what this series is about, check it out HERE. Event It is easy to admire people, but what about when they do something we dislike? There is a particular woman in my life that I admire greatly. She is strong, wise, kind, funny, and an awesome person to… Continue reading How Life Informs Craft: People We Admire