The Countdown to NaNoWriMo: Brainstorming, Outlining, and Learning My Characters

The Countdown to NaNoWriMo: Brainstorming, Outlining, and Learning My Characters

"The time is almost here to begin my favourite, and most fulfilling month (usually), and to embark on a new writing journey for myself. I have been working on my outlines, having frequent brainstorming sessions, all to prepare for NaNoWriMo. I am certainly looking forward to having a much more consistent writing schedule this year, as [...]

My Personal NaNoWriMo Prep Kit: Preparing to Reach the 50k Goal

My Personal NaNoWriMo Prep Kit: Preparing to Reach the 50k Goal

"I've never been one to have an in-depth plan when I begin writing a novel, and that has been one of my biggest setbacks when it comes to crossing the finish line. I read a few of my journal entries from this time last year, and I notice just how wildly unprepared I was for NaNoWriMo. [...]

On Writing: Acting On Your Ideas and Dedicating Yourself to Hard Work

"Writing a novel is hard work, it takes dedication, commitment, and the will to continuously learn how to improve. Writing has become such a constant in my daily life, I can barely remember what it felt like to be without it. When it comes to putting the work in, or finding the time to write, it all [...]

This Is Not a Writing How-To: A Few Words on Altering Creative Efforts

"For quite some time, I've posed the question whether I'd been down the right path exploring my creative processes, and whether it was something I was absolutely willing to put the time into. Recently, I've had this discussion with myself, because I was tired of fluctuating between maintaining a healthy level of productivity, and just not getting [...]

5 Ways to Get Out of a Writing Rut: Kickstarting Creative Energy

  "I am constantly looking for ways to amend my writing habits, in a way that can really change the way I both view and produce written content. Facing the uninspired, unmotivated feelings head on has certainly made a major change in just how productive I've become - as well as learning how to maintain that level of productivity. [...]

The First of NaNoWriMo Prep, Writing Efficiently, and Finishing Up the Current Project

"Time escapes us, and I've been working to decide where my writing efficiently fits into my daily schedule, in a way that doesn't feel daunting - in a way that allows me to enjoy the process entirely. With NaNoWriMo just around the corner, I really had to start thinking not only about what I am to [...]

Vast Were Her Writing Dreams: Why I Started and What I Hope to One Day Accomplish

"I speak on why I began writing quite a bit here on my blog, but I never did divulge too many details on what it is that happened, what it is that led me to where I am today, and all that I still want to accomplish one day. - "There will always be more to write," [...]

It All Starts With a Finished First Draft: A Bit of Writer’s Inspiration For the Day

"I remember when I started the novel that I am currently working on, I remember how great it felt to start again, to challenge myself - to hopefully amount to a finished first draft. For a while prior, I had been at somewhat of a standstill, where I couldn't even fathom an ounce of consistency in my daily routine. Though, [...]

5 Ways to Overcome Your Writing Fears: What’s Holding You Back?

"Around this time last year I was struggling to find a way to keep up with my work creatively. I was struggling to sit down to get a bit of writing done, whether that'd be a blog post or a few chapters of a novel I had been working on. I could not harness the creative energy necessary [...]