Find Your Story + Downloadable Tip Sheet

What inspires you? What gets your creative juices flowing? Superheroes? Fairy tales? Romance? Political intrigue? Decide on that core subject. Mix several genres, if you’re feeling bold. Writing in a genre you love will keep you going when you reach the badlands of writer’s block. Mix things up. So you have an idea what type... Continue Reading →

Tip Tuesday: Say Goodbye to Perfection

Looking back, I'm frustrated with my former self. That nervous, self-doubting version of me that wasted far too much time waiting for the perfect opening line and the perfect storyline. I spent months waiting for inspiration. Before realizing I WASN'T WRITING AT ALL. Don't waste time waiting for inspiration. Say goodbye to perfection. And just... Continue Reading →

Writing Tips

Explore your story to its depths. What new scenes and new discoveries can you uncover? Take a chance. And find out.

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 →

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