5 Awesome Ways to Outline Your Novel

There are plenty of ways to outline your novel, but if you’re just starting out, you may want something quick and easy. Here are some examples of five great ones to get you going. Check out my video to learn how each one benefits you! The General Outline Example: Scene 2:  School Dance/Interior Setting:  In gymnasium of Hana’s School. Characters:  Hana, Greg, and Cameron Plot: … Continue reading 5 Awesome Ways to Outline Your Novel

5 Things I Learned While Writing

I’ve worked on my novel for more than six years. On multiple occasions, I did full stops with writing. Luckily, I didn’t give up and I’ve grown as a person and as a writer. Nearing the end of my revisions, I decided to make a list of some of the most important things I’ve learned as a writer. Writing Is More Work Than You Expect … Continue reading 5 Things I Learned While Writing

Literacy Lunacy: Becca J. Campbell’s Empath

On the tails of finishing my novel for Junowrimo, I decided to read the novel, Empath, written by the lovely Becca J. Campbell. If you don’t already know she’s a co-creator of the awesome and pretty much spokesperson for the awesome approach to creative writing for the summer. I’ve had opportunity to speak with Becca during some Twitter sprints and other social media platforms for … Continue reading Literacy Lunacy: Becca J. Campbell’s Empath

JuNoWriMo 2017

As I do every year since I learned about it, I participated in in JuNoWriMo. My first year, I didn’t finish. My second year, I gave birth to my son so I tapped out midway. My third year, I was trying to balance being a mom and writing. This year, I started off horribly lazy. I wrote a few words in the first day or … Continue reading JuNoWriMo 2017

Back to Life, Back to Reality

It goes without saying that I can go a while without posting. At least, now I can say I’ve broken my record by a year! Not something I should be proud of? Yeah, point taken. But, give me a break. I had a baby. That’s a serious life changing event. We celebrated our son’s first birthday. We moved three times. See, more life changes! And … Continue reading Back to Life, Back to Reality

JuNoWriMo Update: Week One

I’m going to keep this post short. Today completes my first week of JuNoWriMo, run by Becca J. Campbell, author of The Flawed Series. As of today, I’m happy to say that I have made some pretty great progress! If you’ve done NaNoWriMo in the past then you are familiar with out it works. The difference and fun part is that all participants can either start a … Continue reading JuNoWriMo Update: Week One