April 5, 2017

Writing Resources

Hello awesome peoples! I may or may not have forgot about March’s blog post… Forgive me? This past month I’ve been busy in the writing cave getting ready to start on my next project, lovingly nicknamed LITE! Obviously I can’t tell you all too much, or it will spoil it, but I can tell you that it is going to […]
February 14, 2017

On creating a Main Character that feels real

On creating a Main Character that feels real. What makes a character real? What makes them stand out from all the other 2 dimensional made up people out there in film, TV and books? I actually don’t think there is a definite answer to that. But before you say, well why are we talking about it then, I want to […]
January 24, 2017

Storymapping / Outlines

Last year I finished up with all the things I do before actually drafting. This year, we’ll begin with what I like to call “Storymapping”! If you’ve following along, you should now have; a word document filled with mixed up dot points¬† (Storymap) a story anatomy sheet a character spreadsheet a world building document a temporary query/blurb to keep you […]
December 14, 2016

To Plot or not to Plot! Part 2

PLOTTING 101 – Part 2 This week I’m diving back into my plotting advice. Last time I told you all about the Story Anatomy worksheet I fill out at the beginning of each draft. That’s just the tip of the plotting iceberg! Next on my list of plotting, is to create a temporary/messy query letter. This is just to show […]
October 19, 2016

To Plot or not to Plot!

To Plot or not to Plot! That is the ultimate writerly question, is it not? In the years before I was published, this wasn’t an issue. I spent my days adding to the manuscript that would one day become FADING AWAY, one chapter at a time. plodding along in order… Ah, how things have changed. In this past year I […]
September 23, 2016

The Importance of Critique Partners

“**Disclaimer–what works for me won’t necessarily work for you. Every writer is different, and that’s okay, otherwise we’d all be telling the same boring story** Before I continue with my “How I Revise” advice, I had a question last month about my cover designs, so I thought I’d share with you my experiences as an author with the cover designers. […]
August 19, 2016

My Revision Process

So, because I’m right in the middle of editing my current WIP (Work In Progress), I thought I’d share my revision process with you. After I’ve completed my first draft, I let it sit for two weeks to a month, and then I go back through and fix all the GLARING errors. Then I send it off to my wonderful […]