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Are you a beginner looking for direction? Awesome, check out this post! Not sure whether or not you should go to a writer’s conference? Then read this.

Need some tips to get you through that writer’s conference? See my workshop posts. Want some fun writing exercises? Here you go. For more tips about writing and social media, check out the below posts!

Camp NaNoWriMo a Go Go

Seeing as how I finally became a NaNoWriMo winner last November, (National Novel Writing Month,) I've decided to give Camp NaNoWriMo a go in April. While NaNo's rules are simple ... write a 50,000 novel in 30 days, Camp NaNo gives you the freedom to select your own project and/or word count, whether it's revising a [...]

Those who are familiar with The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron know about morning pages. From her website: "Morning Pages are three pages of longhand, stream of consciousness writing, done first thing in the morning. *There is no wrong way to do Morning Pages*–they are not high art. They are not even “writing.” They are about anything and [...]

NaNoWriMo 2015 #amplotting

Like, in less than two days. Holy cow. I'm not ready. SOOOOO not ready. My mom gave me the sweetest presents, though ... chocolate and these yummy dry eraser markers for my plotting chart! I love the pink one and as soon as I'm finished with this post, I'm going to redo and finish my chart with the prettiest [...]

Why NaNoWriMo is a Go Go for me.

Warning: this post is mostly going to include the inner ramblings of my anxious brain now that I have once again publicly announced my intention of attempting NaNoWriMo. For the fifth time. Or maybe the sixth. Seventh. I've honestly lost track. It's stupid, really, me even thinking of attempting this challenge. I mean, our November [...]

30 Ways to Gather Picture Book Ideas for PiBoIdMo!

Yesterday was all about NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month. Today's topic is about the lovely Tara Lazar's awesome PiBoIdMo, Picture Book Idea Month, that starts on November 1st! From Tara's Website: Why, it’s Picture Book Idea Month! Tired of watching novelists have all the fun in November with NaNoWriMo, I created PiBoIdMo as a 30-day challenge [...]

November is almost here and you know what that means, right? The writing challenge season is about to begin! Tomorrow I'll talk about PiBoIdMo - Picture Book Idea Month, hosted by the lovely Tara Lazar. Today's topic is all about ... From the official website: National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach [...]

How to rekindle your love for reading

  Oh, Dr. Seuss, how right you are! Yertle the Turtle was my favorite of his as a kid. I must have read it a hundred times, as well as any other book I could get my hands on! I adored reading so I loved it when my mom worked at Random House. Once a month, employees could take home remainders, [...]

Funny Videos about Writers and Writing

Does watching videos about writing really count as procrastination? If your answer is yes, then ignore this post and get back to work. If no, then here you go, some of my favorites videos. (Bonus: the last one offers a grammar lesson.) Enjoy! https://youtu.be/7uHUb2qXVdw https://youtu.be/_LC0JjvAJt8 https://youtu.be/c9fc-crEFDw https://youtu.be/cM4PElEeJKs Writing Star Wars w/ Michael Arndt - watch more [...]