Tip Tuesday: Dare To Dream

If you're like me, you've found yourself saying no to your dreams. Dismissing them as "too far-fetched" or "impossible." When, in reality, dreams are the very thing that push us forward. We have become used to hearing no. Have closed ourselves into the safe little bubble of what we can do, where we're protected and there... Continue Reading →

Why Writers Should Be Readers

"I don't have time to read." I hear that comment frequently from other writers, and, to be honest, it baffles me. A life without reading? How do you even live? Without a steady diet of reading, my brain grows lazy and it becomes far more difficult for me to write. [Cue five hours of staring at... Continue Reading →

Tip Tuesday: Remember To Live

  Exhaustion can shut down our creativity. Schedule breaks to take a short walk, take a nap, read, eat snacks, whatever relaxes you. Our brains need time to process. And, most of all, we need time away from writing to refresh our creativity. It's impossible to write accurately about life without experiencing it. Don't be... Continue Reading →

Tip Tuesday: Beating Writer’s Block

  Struggling with a scene? Backtrack. See where your interest deviated. There’s a chance you took the wrong step with the story and it’s fighting back. More often than not, writer's block lays siege because we, the writers, took a path the story didn't want to follow. Listen to your story. Start over from the... Continue Reading →

Tip Tuesday: Focus

  Struggling with focus today? Close your eyes and imagine how it will feel to hold your finished book in your hands. The pride of accomplishment. The utter bliss of all you have created and the characters you have brought to life. Hold to that feeling. Remind yourself that it is all worth it. Now,... Continue Reading →

10 Ways To Boost Your Creativity

Ever stare at your laptop and feel like the blank page is mocking you? Yeah, that feeling. We're writers, after all. We've all been there. We push ourselves until our creativity disappears and we're left hanging on to the thin web of our sanity, screaming for our brains to KEEP WORKING. (Maybe that's just me?) So... Continue Reading →

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