Monday, October 29, 2012


Yup, it's that time of year again. National Novel Writing Month is just around the corner so get your outlines ready and brace yourself to finish a novel in just one month!

Don't forget to share the video so as many writers know about NaNoWriMo!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Vacations Improve Your Writing!

Don't go on vacation and stress about achieving your writing goal. Enjoy the time off that you have! Give yourself the chance to finally sit back and breath. Look at things from a different prospective and use the little details to improve description in your writing.

So now is the fun part: Where would you go, if money wasn't an option what-so-ever? There is a catch though. Wherever you visit has to be to do some "writing research." I would go to France because there's a story I'm working on that takes place there (plus I've always wanted to go to Paris!).

Monday, October 8, 2012

Read the Good and the Bad

We've all experienced it. Those mediocre books that make you wonder, "How in the world did this get published?" Well, don't just push the book away. Read it! Use the book as a learning experience of what NOT to do.

But then there's always those amazing books that you cherish and hold close to your heart. You know, the type of book that reminds you why you started writing in the first place.

What are some book that have inspired you to write?

Monday, October 1, 2012

Loosing Focus in Writing

The thing I was trying to say in this video is that loosing focus isn't always a bad thing. In fact, sometimes it can be a very good thing! Left the words flow, write then down and don't worry about how everything will come together until you finish the first draft of the manuscript/story. Then for draft two you can make sure everything flows.

So, are your best ideas the spontaneous ones that come in the moment of writing. Or are your best ideas the planned out ones you make...say, when writing an outline?