I’ve come across some great stuff around the fabulous interwebs. Since I’m focusing on tips for writers this week, I figured I’d keep that going. I don’t know where I’d be along this journey without such amazing resources. Today’s TOP TEN list features 10 articles and blog posts from authors, agents, publishers, etc.
Writing fiction is like building a house. Pour a sturdy foundation (strong plot line/character arcs). Make sure walls are straight and level (each scene moves story forward). Set a roof with tight, protective shingles (track details and avoid holes in plot). Choose attractive accents and hardware (interesting yet subtle language/syntax). Don’t forget landscaping for curbContinue reading “Hand Me the Wrench: A Writer’s Tool Box”
I usually blog Tuesday and Thursdays. But on this Monday, I’ve got things to say. Hard things. Maybe things you’ll relate to. Here we go…
God has taught me so many lessons as I continue on this long journey of being a writer. Just like anything in life, if we’re observant, we’ll see lessons everywhere.
Have you heard the term pantster? In the world of writing, authors usually identify with being a pantster (as in, fly by the seat of your pants) or a planner (uh, obvious).
Well, crud… This is how I’m feeling today. I had another post idea for today already written and scheduled. But I’ve got something else on my heart. Being new at something means taking some missteps, being a bit overeager at times, and learning the hard way. But, man, it stinks when you realize howContinue reading “Confession of a Newbie Author”
I’ve written a few times about inspiration. I guess it makes sense that it’s on my mind when I’m in the early stages of a new WIP. Lately, I’ve been inundated with inspiration. I’m like a hunter and gatherer…sniffing out possible prey on a gentle breeze, pouncing when the time is right, and storing theContinue reading “Hunting & Gathering Ideas”
What’s a writer to do when there’s writing to be done but she’s down and out? I can’t always offer advice from a place of experience, seeing as I’m still so new to this writing as a profession business. But, after this weekend, rest assured that I have a few real-world insights to writing whenContinue reading “Writing When You’re Down and Out”
Few people you meet in your lifetime will feel like instant connections. Jaime Jo Wright is one of those for me. We connected through social media leading up to last year’s ACFW conference, then met there in person. This self-proclaimed “professional coffee drinking”is so real, funny, and a great author who writes spirited turn-of-the-century romance,Continue reading “Author Interview: Jaime Jo Wright”
Being a writer is funny business. Each author has his or her own style. Rhythm. Process. Schedule. Mine has seemed to be all or nothing.