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Tag: novels

How To Recharge Your Story

  If you’re anything like me, you have one (okay, more than one), story sitting on your computer that you started and never finished. I’ve lost count how many I’ve had in that suspended state. Not all of them have gone on to be completed, but a lot have. I thought I’d share with you five…

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Get To Know Your Character

  One of the first questions I ask students is; what do you remember most about your favorite books? I always know that at least 99 %  are going to tell me about a character they fell in love with, cheered for, and turned the pages just to see what happened to them. Don’t get me wrong,…

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Friday Ramblings From An Author-It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Spring…no, make that Christmas

Can you tell from the title of this post that it’s back to winter? A foot of snow earlier in the week and today, howling winds and temps in the 20s. I’m pretty sure this time last year I was sitting outside to write a few Friday Ramblings. I’m guessing we’re going to skip spring…

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NaNoWriMo-Day 13

  Almost at the mid-way point and how are things going? My tip today is food centric. I’ve found that if I write while I’m hungry I’m not as productive. They say our brains need fuel like the rest of our bodies so maybe that’s got something to do with it. Even if you don’t…

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NaNoWriMo-Day 8 and 9

  I didn’t get time to post anything yesterday because I was busy throughout the day and then ended up writing until about 10 p.m. How are things going for you? We’re a week into the challenge and is it easier or harder than you thought? My tip is don’t worry if you feel you…

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