I wish I had a dollar for every time someone asked, “Where do you get your ideas?” Or “How can you be so creative?” Or “How do you write so much?” The truth is, ideas come from EVERYWHERE. And creativity…well, that flows as long as you let it. Frankly the whole “muse” thing drives me … More Kick The Muse: Keeping The Creative Juices Flowing
I was thinking recently of fun, easy ways to authors to promote books without posting their covers with a desperate plea over and over. I mean, that’s just not fun. For anyone. What IS fun, however, are TEASERS! I hear you say, “I’m not artistic.” Neither am I. Trust me on this. “But I don’t have … More Teasers Made of Win!
Last week we went over how to speed up the writing process. Specifically, we talked about sprinting. You can read that post HERE. This week, as promised, we’re talking about how binge watching your favorite shows can teach you to write. You know, for a writer, watching TV or movies isn’t laziness, it’s work. No, I’m … More How I Lost My Pants (Pt. 5): Netflix and Write
Last week I went into depth on how I use my plotting journal and ALL THE ART SUPPLIES! If you missed it, you can still take a peek HERE. This week I’m going to share how I sped up my writing process and how you can, too! So, the first thing I did was to … More How I Lost My Pants: Plotting Murder, Mayhem, and (sometimes) Magic (Pt. 4)
Last week I talked about what to do when–despite all your best-laid plans–you get stuck in a quagmire. Plot-wise, I mean. If you missed it you can catch up HERE. This week, as promised. We’re using ALL THE MARKERS!!! Okay, deep breath. Whew! I love art supplies even though, seriously, I’m the worst artist in the … More How I Lost My Pants: Plotting Murder, Mayhem, and (sometimes) Magic (Pt 3)
Last week I posted about how I plot (HERE) using a journal, pen, scissors, and copious amounts of glue. This week I’m going to talk about that thing that happens when I don’t know the whole plot. You may recall that one of my points involved writing the outline for each chapter. However, if I … More How I Lost My Pants: Plotting Murder, Mayhem, and (sometimes) Magic (Pt 2)
Many times over the years I’ve been asked, “How do you write?” I understand because, even after all these years, it’s something I find fascinating about other writers. There are as many writing processes as there are writers. My advice is always, “Find what works for you and do that. It’ll change over the years. … More How I Lost My Pants: Plotting Murder, Mayhem, and (sometimes) Magic