I had a really good reading month in September, mostly because I refocused myself and used reading as a way to immerse myself in well-written and enjoyable stories that would provide motivation for my writing as well. When the month started I had the goal of reading 8 books in September, and I'm happy to... Continue Reading →
Well we're one week into Camp NanoWrimo. I have finished revising and typing in the scenes/chapters that were transitioning from the last draft for ACT 1. That leaves three scenes that now need to be written for Act 1 to be complete, which I consider pretty good and I'm hoping to get that done early... Continue Reading →
By laying out WHY you feel your story isn't working, and making a game plan, it'll hopefully no longer feel like a failure, but rather just another step toward becoming a better storyteller.
For the last several weeks I’ve been revising the fourth draft of my manuscript by hand. It’s a method I’m familiar with in theory, but one I’ve never done this extensively. After obsessively reading through author blogs and advice I realized I needed to try something new. I’d already done roughly two and a half... Continue Reading →
NanoWrimo has been off to a disappointing start. It only took me two days to realize I’d started my story in the wrong spot and the first four chapters I was working on were going to have to be cut as soon as revisions start. However, in the spirit of fast drafting and not... Continue Reading →