The Importance of Writing Badly

Writing well is something that all writers want to achieve. Putting the words down on the page in the best way you can and shaping them into the sentences that will become books are the reasons we write. It's those very books that inspire us in the first place. We look to them as the... Continue Reading →

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The Little Voice of Doubt

As writers, we tend to carry on a lot of conversations in our heads; ones with characters, and ones with ourselves about plot twists and ideas. There's also that conversation we have every time we sit down at the keyboard, put pen to paper, or get ready to hit submit or publish. It's the conversation... Continue Reading →

Plan The Town

I don't plan when I write. At least not at length. I'm a pantser and proud of it. That leads to surprise when writing, and ideas that come over you in eureka-esq moments that remind you why you're spending your days chained to the keyboard. One downside to being a pantser, though, is that you... Continue Reading →

Writer Envy: Do’s and Don’ts

While writer's do have each others backs, after all, no one else knows better how much work goes into creating a book, there are occasions when along with the crippling self-doubt and frustrating writer's block, you will be struck down with writer envy. Writer envy usually rears its head when you see another writer post,... Continue Reading →

When Do You Not Feel Like a Fraud?

Earlier this year a friend asked me to join a book club, and while the group was introducing themselves one lady said she was a writer. While introducing myself, I said everything but. I've been working on my YA series full-time for three years. Before that, writing professionally as a beauty writer/editor for nine, yet... Continue Reading →

Surviving Rejection

One of the most nerve-racking steps on the writing journey is submitting your book to agents and publishers. I've been there, done that, and have been rejected—multiple times. It's not fun, especially as you usually aren't told why. With nothing to go on, you're then left to think of your own reasons; was it not... Continue Reading →

When Your Writing’s a Cliché

I recently saw a writing tip posted on Instagram that advised aspiring authors to never start a book with a dream. The reason given was that such a beginning is a cliché; an unoriginal idea or something that has been overdone. I personally like books that feature dreams, so much so that I’ve included them... Continue Reading →

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