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

Write with Personality

So, you want to learn about Myers-Briggs Personality Types (MBTI). Fabulous! Not only will this help you learn more about yourself and your writing process, but it will help you understand your characters as well. Whether it’s your protagonist or villain, you can pick their personality type and use it to your advantage. Remember, everyone is unique in their own way. Use the MBTI traits … Continue reading Write with Personality

Holiday Fever

I usually like this time of year, but lately I’m ready for it to be done. It’s probably because I was sick middle of November with a nasty chest cold and now I’m sure I have an ear infection and sore throat. I’m also exhausted. And I still have holiday shopping I need to do. Is it obvious I don’t want to do it? There … Continue reading Holiday Fever

Support Indie-Authors with the Indiecember Reading Challenge!

Books, books, books! It’s December and, if you want to catch up with your Goodreads or show support to the Indie community, it’s not too late to start on the Indiecember Reading Challenge! Created by Megan Tennant, author of the Aletheia, the challenge is to bring awareness to the indie-writing community and its authors. The rules are easy: read an self/indie-pub book and review it … Continue reading Support Indie-Authors with the Indiecember Reading Challenge!

Setting Realistic Goals (FREE Worksheets!)

Hey there! It’s been a while since I last blogged, huh? Thanks so much for watching my YouTube video! If you haven’t yet, click here to learn how to set realistic goals and be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss out in the future! I mentioned how writing down your goals is key to success. When you physically see what you want and what … Continue reading Setting Realistic Goals (FREE Worksheets!)

Literacy Lunacy: Lena North’s Wilder

When Wilder’s grandpa and mom die, she sure she’s alone in the world. But, Grandpa Willy leaves her a final gift in his will – the truth that, Paolo, the only man she ever known as her father, is in fact not. After meeting her real dad, Hawker, Wilder’s life takes the least expected turn. She discovers she has an impossible heritage. It isn’t long … Continue reading Literacy Lunacy: Lena North’s Wilder

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: Alex Spagel’s Becoming the Dragon

When sixteen year old Andy Kerimov heads to his dad’s work to deliver forgotten paperwork, he’s  accidentally trapped  at the center of a science experiment. Before anything can be done to stop it, Andy is teleported to a new world: Ilanta. Filled with both humans and fantastical creatures, Andy overcomes one life-threatening challenge after another. He meets orcs, elves, and dragons, all while gaining new … Continue reading Literacy Lunacy: Alex Spagel’s Becoming the Dragon

Literacy Lunacy: Lincoln Cole’s Raven’s Peak

Lincoln Cole’s novel, Raven’s Peak follows Haatim and Abigail as they travel across the country and cross paths with undeniable evil. After Abigail Dressler saves Haatim Arison from demonic possession, she learns he’s more connected to her world than he’s aware. Entrusted to protect him, she must also trust him if she wants to complete her task. With a past riddled with demons, this will … Continue reading Literacy Lunacy: Lincoln Cole’s Raven’s Peak

My Plans For Camp NaNoWriMo

Last week, I asked my sister what she thought I should work on for Camp NaNoWriMo. She arched a brow and asked, “Aren’t you still editing your first novel? Did you finish?” “Well, no. But, I have two other novels that are half way through and an idea for a novella I want to start.” I told her, sheepishly, because I knew what was coming. … Continue reading My Plans For Camp NaNoWriMo