Making Outlining Work for Pantsers

If you are a Pantser, meaning you write new things by the seat of your pants, having an outline won’t always work. You may feel after writing one that once you know where the story is going it has lost its spark. Writing becomes dull and scripted. Writing for each step ends up arduous. Yet…

No Motivation?

I have not had any motivation recently to write. I’ve been too busy. Then I heard this: Without incentive, there is no motivation. Duh. How could I be so stupid?! This is why writing contests work and get many entries, but books remain unwritten and unpublished in those same author’s computers. Authors like me.  Without…

W is for Writer’s Block

So you’re writing along and you come to a place where you don’t know what happens next to your characters. You can’t find a solution to the scene. It ends. You close your work and walk away. But nothing comes that day, or the next or the next week. You have a block. There are…

Writing Resolutions

1. Finish what You start I have way too many little starts. Little starts are good. But finishing a story feels soooo good. I also have starts on editing multiple projects. Those need finished. If you have little starts, prompts, a character talking to you in your head, a vivid dream, write it down. Flesh…

Ultimate Guide To Overcoming The BLOCK!

I’ve noticed an abundance of talk recently about ‘The Dreaded Writer’s Block’, which my co-author calls ‘That Which Shall Remain Nameless’, giving it the stigma and superstition is deserves. 🙂 But I have amassed a super cheat sheet sure to bring the words flowing back! With Your WIP Open In Front of You: Write out…

Potential In A Blank Page

There’s something about a blank page.

It’s full of potential. It’s waiting for words to turn it into something beautiful, something worthy of sharing with others.