It’s that time of year again! And this month I’m back at it with the same WIP I’ve been working on for NaNo and the previous Camp. This month I’m going for a complete overhaul of the first 25,000 words, and I’m excited to move … Continue reading Camp NaNo Begins, Plus a Great World-Building Tip
Ever since hearing him speak at ConnectiCon, I’ve been following David Farland’s #WritingTips newsletter (subscribe here). It’s a great resource from an author who has not only published dozens of novels, but also knows a great deal about book marketing and the publishing industry (because of … Continue reading The KAV Cycle: How David Farland Proved I Suck at Imagery
Hello everyone (all 12 of you, woot)! So, it’s been a while. Yes, I’m still here, but wow has it been a crazy couple of months.
Yesterday I went to the Easthampton BookFest, sponsored by the local arts council. It was a celebration and fair dedicated to the local literary arts community. Special activities included a literary marketplace featuring works by local authors, several literary panels and workshops, and book-themed art … Continue reading Lessons from the Story Slam
Writing is hard. Even if you’re a good writer, it can be unbelievably difficult to get new projects started, maintain the motivation to write every day, and finish what you’ve started. This is something I’ve struggled a lot with in the past couple years, and … Continue reading Camp NaNoWriMo!
I subscribed to The Write Life several months ago. They’re a great resource, particularly for advice on freelance writing and blogging. One of the articles that came up in today’s newsletter was this: 6 Creative Ways to Name Your Fictional Characters Anyone who’s ever played … Continue reading The Write Life on Character Names