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

A Few Common Writerly-Person Mistakes (11 to be exact)

Writerly-Person? I know. You're ready to walk away now. I was asked this question in a local writer's group not long ago, and thought I'd turn it into a short blog post, because I much prefer short blog posts 🙂 I'm just going to jump RIGHT IN. With very new writers, I see way too … Continue reading A Few Common Writerly-Person Mistakes (11 to be exact)