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

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Author Interview with Chrissy M. Dennis

I've got a really special post to share with you this week! One of my dearest author friends has agreed to do an interview with me about her writing and about her newest book that is being released next week! So without further ado, please welcome Chrissy M. Dennis! First off, tell us a bit … Continue reading Author Interview with Chrissy M. Dennis

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

Writing for Your Writer’s Soul

Yesterday I had an experience I thought worth sharing. I had my first major day of classes yesterday, but during the day I had a three hour empty stretch. Since classes hadn’t started yet, there wasn’t any homework to do while waiting for my next class so I instead opened my laptop and started writing. … Continue reading Writing for Your Writer’s Soul

My Editing Process: Draft One to Draft Two

I’ve just started the process of editing my middle grade novel that I finished during Camp NaNoWriMo, so it seemed fitting that I talk about what my editing process looks like, specifically, what I do to take my first draft novel to a second draft. The very first thing I do after finishing a first … Continue reading My Editing Process: Draft One to Draft Two