Things to do BEFORE You Sit Down to Write the Next World-Changing Novel

I've been working on the classes I'll be teaching at the Storymakers Conference this year, and thought it might be fun to give you a TINY peek into my Mad Drafting Skillz class. (Even with titles, I cannot be serious). Also, this got a little long... So. A few things to think about doing BEFORE you … Continue reading Things to do BEFORE You Sit Down to Write the Next World-Changing Novel

Things to Ask Yourself – Characterization

CHARACTERIZATION!! This is probably the thing I spend the most time on when writing. I know why each of my characters made each decision. Why they use the words they do. The way they see the world, and WHY they see the world a certain way. (Then I hope I've transferred that to the page). … Continue reading Things to Ask Yourself – Characterization

LEARN. PROPEL.

I use these two words a LOT - especially when I'm revising. After working through agent notes on one MS, and my first beta reader notes on another, I find myself going back to the basics. When a writer shifts something near the beginning of their MS, especially when it has to do with the … Continue reading LEARN. PROPEL.