Falling behind for you NaNoWriMo word count? Here are three ways that I catch up when I put myself behind schedule ever year
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.
NaNoWriMo is about to kick off for this year. Come see what I’ll be up to and ways to make every word count!
Looking for a good way to amp up, play, connect, or just write your scenes? Why not start with scene goals and intentions? Today, I’m diving into what helps me to create scenes as I outline my book.
Whether you are a plotter, pantser, or a hybrid plantser, plotting methods can help either in outlining or revising your story. Check out three awesome plotting methods that I’ve used and loved over the years.
What makes the difference between a well-written character and a poorly-written one? Well here are some of the things my students said as well as tips to help you avoid the mistakes that many authors make when putting their characters into their stories.
Last week, I talked about different types of writing prompts in the hopes that it will help anyone looking for help getting ideas for their stories to realize that there are a ton of options out there for you. This week, I wanted to dive into a few helpful tips and tricks that I’ve learned… Continue reading Making Prompts Work for You
I absolutely love writing prompts. That’s why I use them in my classroom and have a whole Pinterest board dedicated to them. I have written a number of stories using prompts, but I’ve come to realize that not everyone likes them or uses them like I do. Some of my students mentioned that they really… Continue reading A Few Types of Writing Prompts
Put simply, RAFT writing is a creative writing exercise that was designed to make you consider different perspectives and formats for your writing. I use it all the time with my students and many of my students had a hard time grasping the concept the first time, but found it more and more interesting the… Continue reading Finding Inspiration Through RAFT Writing
Follow along as I show you how I created my first Kanban Board for July-Sept. and already have struggled with how I set goals.
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?
I'm a visual learner. I am the kind of person who used to be able to picture charts and images on a test from my notes. I didn't learn how to use that to my advantage until well into my college career, though. Now, I use visuals to get inspiration whenever I need a story… Continue reading Visual Inspiration
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”
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”
Okay, maybe these are here to keep me going, but maybe they'll help you, too.