1. Plan out your dreams. Is this the year you decide to self-publish? Or maybe the year you start pitching your book to agents? Either way, you will be swamped with an unending to-do list. A writing planner can help you keep track and set goals, so you won't lose valuable time. (I love The... Continue Reading →
"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 →
"'You must write what is popular to succeed.' This one....ugh! It gets me every time. Popular trends are trends and trends fade out. Real passion stands the test of time." ---K.B. Cox "That. This. Is. Easy!!!" --- Justin Edison "Write what you know. Pffff...there'd be no fantasy or sci-fi if that was true!" --- Jacqui Greaves... Continue Reading →
We may be superheroes (let's hear it for writers!), but some days we could use a helping hand and a little prodding to keep writing. After all, the writing journey is filled with unexpected twists, dead ends, and endless backtracking. Things like writer's block. Rejection letters. So how do we motivate ourselves to keep writing... Continue Reading →
We've all been there. That time our dream agent turned down the manuscript we worked on for years. Or when a beta reader said the book wasn't worth publishing. Some days it's hard to hold on to the dream. Looking for encouragement? A reason to keep writing? You've come to the right place. I asked... Continue Reading →
Remember--- behind the illusion of overnight success are years of struggle and failure. One doesn't reach their dreams by simply wishing.
"Write like a child?" you complain. "Are you out of your mind? The stories I wrote as a kid are utter trash!" I'm not talking about grammar or sentence structure or (goodness knows) thin plots that riddled our infantile writings. I'm talking about the wonder. The ability to lose yourself in a fictional world. Set yourself free. And... Continue Reading →
Hi, Dana! Thank you for joining us today! How long have you been writing? What inspired your quest to become a writer? I’ve been seriously writing for almost seven years. Before that, I was more of a dreamer. I was enamored with the idea of being an author. I’ve dabbled in writing since I was a... Continue Reading →