Tagged with writing

Classic Symptoms of a NaNoWriMo Participant

Classic Symptoms of a NaNoWriMo Participant

It’s that time of year again…when writers all across the world take a stab at knocking out 50,000 words in thirty days. That amounts to 1,667 a day, every day, for an entire month. No simple feat. So needless to say, us writers get a little bit wonky during these hectic days of November. Expect … Continue reading

Ten Ways Writers See the World Differently

Ten Ways Writers See the World Differently

So you’re a writer. Congrats! Welcome to the loony bin! Or, perhaps you know a writer and you’re wondering why they’re always mumbling to themselves and taking notes in a little spiral bound notebook and looking completely, utterly lost inside their own head. There’s something that’s just a little off about them, but you can’t understand … Continue reading

The 5 Stages of Writing a Novel People Will Want To Read

The 5 Stages of Writing a Novel People Will Want To Read

When you make the decision to write a novel, whether it be your first or your fiftieth, there’s always this great, spine tingling sense of anticipation. What will this book be like? Will it be adventurous, romantic, thrilling, scary? Will people lose themselves while reading it, enraptured by the characters, settings, and flowing narrative? Or will it … Continue reading

Ignore the Inner Critic and Embrace the Inner Muse

Ignore the Inner Critic and Embrace the Inner Muse

I have this horrific habit of being something of a perfectionist. It’s just part of being a Virgo. While writing I type, delete, type, adjust, delete, type some more, then delete the whole paragraph. It’s a tortuous cycle and lately, it’s the reason my word count hasn’t progressed much and I’ve been in such a … Continue reading

My Writing Process

My Writing Process

Last week, I was tagged by  author Sorcha O’Dowd to take part in the writing process blog tour.   1. What am I working on at the moment? Something really personal, actually. It’s a story that snuck in and surprised me one day while I was busy hammering away at another book. It said, “You’ve spent so … Continue reading