Write without fear

Write without fear

It’s NaNoWriMo. Each November, writers embark on “National Novel Writing Month” with the goal being to crank out 50,000 words during the month. That’s a lot. The bright side of this is one must turn off their internal editor because...
Stay the course

Stay the course

Writers can be a fickle lot. You start out with the best idea ever. Your story seed–that little golden nugget of an idea that bursts into a full-on, Hollywood blockbuster in your mind. You see the climax, you see the last scene. It is awesome. Then you start...
Courage from a book

Courage from a book

I find sometimes while writing that sharing a bit of my character’s experience helps me dive a bit deeper into their emotions and motivations. Take for instance, Emma, the heroine¬†of my current work in progress. She’s got a habit of playing everything off...
Where does inspiration come from?

Where does inspiration come from?

If you’re a writer, chances are good that you’ve sat down to write and found yourself jotting down a grocery list rather than an epic scene. It happens to all writers at one time or another. Often referred to as writer’s block, I’ve found it...