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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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

How to Write a Novel in a Month

I have quite a few posts about Camp NaNo Prep. If you are planning on participating in Camp NaNo (which is happening in less than a week!) but haven’t finished (or started) prepping, I’m here for you. Good. Now that you’re caught up, I’m here to offer some thoughts on ways to approach Camp NaNoWriMo … Continue reading How to Write a Novel in a Month

Allowing Yourself to Rewrite

I’ve been taking a creative non-fiction class this semester. Besides being introduced to and immersed in a vast, deep, and beautiful genre of writing, I’ve learned a lot of transfereable skills for other types of writing. The particular lesson I want to talk about today is rewriting. In my fiction writing process, rewriting was an … Continue reading Allowing Yourself to Rewrite

Choosing the Right Project for NaNoWriMo

It's Preptober! (If you're new to the whole NaNoWriMo world, Preptober is using the month of October to prepare for NaNoWriMo come November.) In my experience, having done 15 different NaNo and Camp NaNo sessions, I’ve found that choosing the correct project is a huge determinant of whether or not I will have a successful … Continue reading Choosing the Right Project for NaNoWriMo