How You Can Improve Your Writing Without Writing

Over the summer I learned quite a bit about writing. But over the summer I did almost no actual writing. Here’s what I learned about how to improve your writing without writing. Basically, there are two key concepts, two key actions that I took over the summer that have changed my outlook to writing, and … Continue reading How You Can Improve Your Writing Without Writing

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Coming Changes and Updates

It’s been a while since I last posted. I recently have done some evaluating of the time I spend and my tendency to say “yes” to more things than I can possibly handle. In light of my reflections, I have decided to make some changes in my life, including changes to my blog. Starting today, … Continue reading Coming Changes and Updates

My Mid-Year TBR List Update

Now that we are past the mid point of 2019, I thought it would be good to look back at the list of books I had planned to read this year, how that has been going, and what I have all read this year. You can find my complete list here with descriptions of the … Continue reading My Mid-Year TBR List Update

The Editing Process: The First Read

It’s CampNaNoWriMo! And during this camp session I am working on editing one of my Middle Grade novels, so today, and in the coming weeks I will be talking about the steps I will be using to go through the editing process for this novel. To start the editing process, as so many will tell … Continue reading The Editing Process: The First Read

Using [Placeholders] to Speed Up Your Writing

When I first started writing, I would write until I hit something like a place name, or a character name that I didn’t quite have figured out, and I would stop the drafting process to brainstorm a name, or a town and often this led down a rabbit trail of creating a currency system for … Continue reading Using [Placeholders] to Speed Up Your Writing