NaNoWriMo Day 13: Taking Chances

Day 13: During Nano, it’s all about taking chances. To provide motivation to writers to continue their writing journey. But in order to do so, one must lay it all on the line. Stick their neck out. Be willing to put a piece of themselves out to the world. Be a taking chances turtle Like the […]

NaNoWriMo Motivation – Day 12

Day 12: We’re nearing the halfway mark of our month long writing marathon. And if you’re like me, the sun, moon, and stars have not aligned properly every day, making it a challenge to get to those 1,667 words each day. Most days I’ve hit at least 1,000 words, but mostly I fail to make […]

NaNoWriMo Motivation – Day 11

Day 11: There’s something magical about writing and being able to say you want to be a writer. But there’s a reason why many talk about it, but not everyone does it. The old adage, “if it were easy, everyone would do it” certainly applies here. Writing is not easy. It’s a solitary venture, with […]

NaNoWriMo Motivation – Day 9

Day 9: So if you’ve been able to keep up with your word count, you should be around the 15,000 word mark. As of right now, I sit at 10,457 words. I’m a bit behind the eight ball, but I’m not really worried about it. Why? Because while I’m going to do my best to […]

NaNoWriMo Motivation – Day 8

Day 8: Last night after watching Shark Tank, my daughter asked me how those investors could give someone so much money without knowing whether or not they would get it back (in this case it was $700K). It seemed crazy to her. I told her that usually the bigger the risk, the bigger the reward and […]

New to NaNoWriMo and Don’t Know Where to Start? Here are Three Questions to Get You On Your Way

There may only be a few days left in October, but there’s still time to get your head in the game to hit the ground running by November 1st. You’ve visited the NaNoWriMo website. Made your profile. Connected to a regional team online. Tweeted that you are participating. You’re ready! Except for that one section […]

Podcast Series Ep 3: Two Motivational Podcasts to Kick Start Your Writing

Writing can be hard. It’s a solitary, isolating profession and sometimes we need a pick me up. These two podcasts accomplish that in their own ways. Having a cheerleader, even if it’s through the speakers of your computer, headphones, or car as you commute, is vital to the self-esteem of a writer. While we may […]

Podcast Series Ep 2: Two Book Marketing and Publishing Podcasts Every Indie Author Needs

In my last post, I talked about my three favorite self-publishing podcasts.  In this post, it’s all about my favorite marketing and publishing news podcasts. When you’re an indie author, it takes more than just writing a great book. Marketing is the other side of the coin and a skill you have to learn if […]

Podcast Series Ep 1: Three Self-Publishing Podcasts Indie Writers Should Subscribe To

Podcasts can be a treasure trove of information for writers. Here are the best ones for self-publishing I’ve found to give the best bang for my audio buck.   Podcasts are one of the hottest mediums out there today. People can listen on the go, sitting in traffic, walking the dog. They’ve become my “go […]

The Four Types of Character Arcs

An arc gives a character dimension and texture. Here are four types to bring your character to life. What is a character arc and why is it important? Think about yourself. You aren’t the same person you’ve always been in every way. At some point, you were one person then experienced something (went to college, […]