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

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

What I Enjoy About Writing

I don’t know where to begin. I love writing. It’s challenging, but in the best way. “Writing. It hurts so good.” And yes, it does. I write whenever and wherever. And that’s the beauty of it. I make my own schedule and create stories to share with the world. Most importantly, I don’t have to make unnecessary sacrifices. I’m excited by what I do. I … Continue reading What I Enjoy About Writing

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

Literacy Lunacy: Laurie Faria Stolarz’s Blue is for Nightmares

Blue is for Nightmares came across my path in middle school, possibly at the school’s library. It was about witches, which I shared before is rare of the paranormal/supernatural teen genre. The cover was interesting and the summary on the back was a bit scandalous to my pre-teen mind, so it was a novel I was willing to try. As I read on, I learned … Continue reading Literacy Lunacy: Laurie Faria Stolarz’s Blue is for Nightmares

The Only Constant

Active change is the hardest transformation an individual can make. It requires for one to take responsibility of who they are, what they’ve done, and what they’re capable of. It is possible for every one in the world to change, for the better or for the worst. The direction taken is based on our response to any and every situation we encounter. It is the … Continue reading The Only Constant

Literacy Lunacy: Carol E. & John Barrowman’s Hallow Earth

If you watch the Doctor Who reboot, then you should know who John Barrowman is. Carol is his sister! Isn’t that neat? A sibling duo wrote a book together. How rare is that? I read Hollow Earth for an event we had during my time as a bookseller and it was quite an interesting plot. The Caldwell twins, Max and Emily, are more special than … Continue reading Literacy Lunacy: Carol E. & John Barrowman’s Hallow Earth