My manuscript is “ready” to make that big leap and become a published book. That alone is a big step, because the self-talk will run through your head… “Are you really ready to hit that button?” It's so final. But I’ve reached that point when I’m trying to finish all the edits, make sure I’ve … Continue reading Book Design, Part One: Using MS Word to get your manuscript ready to publish
While trying to come up with a topic to blog about, I started throwing ideas around in my head. I started thinking about “Five Ways to Describe Your Character,” or “Three Ways to Create Tension,” and then “Four Ways to Stimulate the Creative Juices.” I was throwing these titles around, and then it hit me—THAT … Continue reading Prompt-Storming: How to Get the Creative Juices Flowing
There are many strategies for staying focused on a writing project, but these are the 4 things that work for me. What keeps you on track? Comment with your suggestions. Maybe I'll learn something new!
Many writers take on the NaNoWriMo challenge each year. You know, the National Novel Writing Month? The goal is to write at least 50,000 words during the month of November. For 2020, I began the third book in my Undercurrent series, RAGING TORRENT. This is the third time I’ve done NaNoWriMo, and I think I’ve … Continue reading Second Wind: Re-engaging on my Work-in-Progress
You know, that poor Wave group...I can't even tell if the whole group is bad or if it's just a couple of idiots like Saxon Cole and Sam Rathbone and their band of thugs and jerks who are just dragging the whole group down. The more I write about them, the more they baffle me. … Continue reading Rise of the Wave