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Category: Writing Tips

Economizing Prose

Say hello to today’s guest blogger, Kathy Otten who offers tips on cutting out extra baggage in our writing… In the same way a driver economizes their gas mileage by condensing trips and monitoring driving habits, as writers we need to do the same with the words we choose to put on paper. During that…

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The Compulsion to Publish

Say hello to guest blogger, Meredith Bond, who tells us why she writes… There’s recently been a thread on a discussion group I follow (I rarely participate, but I always read the postings of others) about why people publish what they’ve written. There have been some really interesting responses. Some people want immortality, to be…

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Writing through Adversity

Here’s Mary Winter, today’s guest blogger… When life happens the muse often decides to go on vacation. It can be tough for writers to get back into the swing of things, especially when the pressures of life seem to get in the way. Dealing with financial stresses, job stressors, and family worries can zap you of…

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NaNoWriMo (Nano) Encouragement

Madeline McEwen  is back with us again to offer words of encouragement during NaNoWriMo and share her wonderful cartoons… If you are reading this at 23:59 you are almost half way through the Nano experience. Whether you’re a first timer or a seasoned aficionado, either way, at this point you may be beginning to feel…

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Brainstorming Techniques During NaNoWriMo So You Can Get Back to Your Novel by Beth Barany

Beth Barany is back with us and this time gives us some tips about brainstorming…   You’ve started your novel with NaNoWriMo. Hurrah and congrats! But maybe on some days you lose your focus and don’t know what to write next. If you haven’t planned your novel ahead of time, then you may need some…

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