NaNo Prep 101 Workshop: Getting Ready for NaNoWriMo

If you've been involved in the writing and publishing community for a little while, there's a 99-percent chance you've heard of the renowned and well-loved National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) organization and annual event. For a quick refresher, [...]

NaNo Prep 101 Workshop: Getting Ready for NaNoWriMo2019-10-22T07:34:50-07:00

How to Draft a Book from Start to Finish in 8 Steps

I was once asked on social media by a fellow writer: how many drafts does someone write before their book is finished? This is a difficult question to answer, in that there is no "right" answer. You write as many [...]

How to Draft a Book from Start to Finish in 8 Steps2019-10-10T07:46:14-07:00

Five Ways to Improve Your Writing When You’re NOT Writing

Practice might make perfect, however, if we actually spent all of our time writing, we wouldn’t love it anymore. But writing is about more than just putting words to paper. It’s about creating rich, complex and vivid imagery. [...]

Five Ways to Improve Your Writing When You’re NOT Writing2019-10-02T04:27:40-07:00

Six Types of Content Your Readers are Craving

Books are a world unto themselves, containing every sort of information imaginable. Some of it is imaginary. Much of it isn’t. Some sits somewhere between the two, such as historical fiction. We all have our preferences: there are [...]

Six Types of Content Your Readers are Craving2019-09-19T13:32:57-07:00

“The Seven Sins of Writing” Part Seven: Subverting Expectations

**Warning: spoilers about the television show Game of Thrones ahead.** The final post in our “Seven Sins of Writing” focuses on the most impactful “sin” made in the eighth season of Game of Thrones. Making plot decisions for [...]

“The Seven Sins of Writing” Part Seven: Subverting Expectations2019-07-31T08:13:21-07:00