Hello 2020!

The last six months of 2019 flew by for me, and in the whirlwind of it all, the time past and this space stayed empty. But now it’s 2020! As always, there’s the talk of fresh beginnings, resolutions, and new goals. I love this time of year because it lets me pause and re-orient where … Continue reading Hello 2020!

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

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

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