I plan on having a writing-heavy summer! This means having a plan and also being flexible. I think that's where we can fall short with any of our goals; not having a clear plan to follow even when tired or confused, or not being flexible enough with our plans so that we can veer off… Continue reading How I plan to consistently write this summer
Sometimes when you sit down to write, you're excited and ready to get words on the page. Other times, not so much. Here are some quick tips to get you writing when you're feeling inner resistance! Get up and move your body instead; endorphins = energy and ideasHave a plan; if you know what you… Continue reading Feeling Resistance When You Sit Down to Write?
I don't know why I'm sharing this with you guys! Maybe it's because I want it as a reminder. Maybe it's because I want you guys to hold me accountable. But today I wanted to share with you why I write and what I want from my writing career. Now firstly, I do want a… Continue reading What I Want from my Writing
Ever wondered how I became the writer I am today? If so, check out my honest truth about my writing journey.
What does it mean to "know the story you want to tell" and how does it help us as writers? It's not about plot and characters. It's so much more than that and I've found real depth and writing satisfaction from my work when I've actually known the story I want to tell. Here's how… Continue reading Knowing The Story You Want To Tell
NaNoWriMo is National Novel Writing Month and it is this massive worldwide writing event where writers from every corner of the globe all vow to write 50,000 words in the month of November! It is crazy, it is hard, and it is awesome! The camaraderie and support and community with this event is so beautiful… Continue reading Your NaNoWriMo Toolkit
Hopefully you know by now that I've made the switch from writing YA fantasy to now writing MG fantasy. I've been thinking lately that it's always been obvious that I am better suited to children's fantasy than young adult or teen fantasy, and here's why... I can be poetic and whimsical and silly with my… Continue reading How I Know I was Meant to be a Middle-Grade Author