Mad Drafting Skills: DON’T PANIC

So, last time, we talked about FLYING through word count. But that doesn’t always happen, right? Sometime we hit a wall that needs to be broken through or climbed over. DON’T PANIC. I don’t know a single author who hasn’t been stumped at some point in time, on one or several projects…   Here areContinue reading “Mad Drafting Skills: DON’T PANIC”

Drafting with the Timer Method

So, I’ve taught this a few times, and it’s not the first time I’ve talked about fast drafting, or drafting, but I wanted this small snip of fast drafting IN BRIEF. FIRST – Do whatever you need to do to set the mood. Here are some ideas: Music playlists. Snacks. Re-read the last bits ofContinue reading “Drafting with the Timer Method”

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 theContinue reading “LEARN. PROPEL.”