Writing Hacks: Finding more time to write when you have a day job

So I suppose this isn't so much a "how to improve your craft" post as it is a "how to improve your productivity/find more time to write" post. We're all busy people. Most of us are adults with family, school, and work obligations outside of writing. For some of you, writing might be your full … Continue reading Writing Hacks: Finding more time to write when you have a day job

Writing Hacks: Creating Three-Dimensional Villains

I love stories that showcase the antagonist's point of view. It gives readers an opportunity to know where they are coming from. Granted, some antagonists are truly twisted people and getting a glimpse into their minds can be disturbing. But, say, in the case of a lot of thrillers or horror stories, this "chill down … Continue reading Writing Hacks: Creating Three-Dimensional Villains

Writing Hacks: Developing Your Characters’ Emotional Arcs

A lot of people think that writing a good story is about nailing the plot. (I was this way when I first started out.) While plot is important, it’s only one piece of the puzzle. Equally important to plot is your casts’ character development, or what some call the characters’ emotional development. What is emotional … Continue reading Writing Hacks: Developing Your Characters’ Emotional Arcs

A Writer’s Journey ~ 2K per day Challenge

A couple of years ago, over at my author blog, I shared my experience writing Scarred Beauty (Wylder Tales #2). I had recently devoured Rachel Aaron’s 2,000 – 10,000. In the spirit of National Novel Writing Month, and as I'm currently in the thick of writing my third Wylder Tales, I thought it fitting to revisit my … Continue reading A Writer’s Journey ~ 2K per day Challenge

A Writer’s Journey ~ Facing Fear Part 2

Last Friday, Melissa Wright shared an awesome Writing Hacks about dealing with writer's anxiety. In our private Facebook group, our authors discussed how we had recently dealt with it and what helped us cope. As I am in the middle of writing my third Wylder Tales novel, I thought it the perfect time to revisit this theme … Continue reading A Writer’s Journey ~ Facing Fear Part 2