Reverse Outlining In 3 Easy Steps

If you’re a writer who is a planner, one of the first things you’ll do when starting a new project is to create an outline. If you’re a pantser, like me, you’ll shun outlining in favor of writing by the seat of your pants, or in other words, not knowing what you’re doing until you’ve... Continue Reading →

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Fun Ways To Keep Yourself Sane During Endless Edits

Editing is a necessary evil of writing. On one hand, it shapes your book into something others can read, on the other hand, it can drive a writer crazy. Just the thought of having to go back through that first chapter one more time makes the option of throwing in the towel just as attractive... Continue Reading →

Rewrites: My Excuses and Tips

Those who follow my Instagram account know that this week I've been working on rewrites for book one in my YA supernatural series. I'd actually finished writing this book two years ago and sent what I thought was the best version to a handful of agents, some publishers, and a competition. It was rejected on all fronts.... Continue Reading →

C Is For Consistency

If you’ve read my last few blogs posts (mainly What To Do When You're Uninspired and 5 Sure-Fire Signs That You’re Procrasta-Writing) you’ll know that I’ve struggled to write anything besides blog posts for the last two months. Some of that has to do the doubt that rears it’s head when starting a new writing... Continue Reading →

The Repeats

If you’ve ever edited a manuscript, you’ll know that it takes many drafts and lots of re-writing to shape said manuscript into a readable book. Amongst those drafts should be a pass that includes finding a word that is repeated so much that you could turn it into a drinking game. I call these instances... Continue Reading →

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