writing tips

How to Keep Writing When the Chips are Down

How to Keep Writing When the Chips are Down

Writers need to write every day, but working moms know by EOD, it’s hard to kick extra ass. Here’s how I kept my pen moving when the chips were stacked against me.

The Art of Self-Sabotage

The Art of Self-Sabotage

Writers who struggle to finish their manuscripts need to learn to recognize self-sabotage and to know how to work around that behavior.

4 Sources of Inspiration for Your Writing

4 Sources of Inspiration for Your Writing

Beat the pants of writers block by looking inside and outside of yourself for inspiration. Apply these four tips to keep your writing perpetually moving forward.

The Importance of Place in Your Story: An Analysis of Setting in JP Delaney’s The Girl Before

The Importance of Place in Your Story: An Analysis of Setting in JP Delaney’s The Girl Before

Setting is as important a part of your story as the characters. Setting reveals tone, theme, and character, and can maximize the climax of your novel’s plot.

How to Pick an Editor

How to Pick an Editor

Picking an editor is a lot like getting married; authors need to find an editor who is excited about their story and is one who they can trust and talk to.

The Best Writing & Editing Tool of All Time

The Best Writing & Editing Tool of All Time

The best writing technology is no technology; notebooks safeguard your ideas and help you produce more focused and organized, and better-developed first drafts.

How & Why to Start Your Writing with a Story Map

How & Why to Start Your Writing with a Story Map

Story maps are concept maps that authors use to focus and to organize their writing making the writing process a smoother, more enjoyable storytelling experience.