They’re all right. Every single person who told you that writing was going to be full of obstacles and challenges and rejections, every single one of them is right. Writing is hard and you should be able to fall back on other skills, and yeah, you probably will be broke, at least for a while.
But the truth of it is, writing – the whole writing process – that’s the easiest part. Continue reading The Business Balance
When writing a large cast, you have to know your characters really well. More importantly than that, however, you have to know how they interact with one another. Here are two exercises you, as an author, can do to ensure your characters are rounded and fully-developed before they ever hit the pages of your book. Continue reading Two is Company, Six is Ensemble Writing
Because there is a fine line between being alone to write and being lonely. Continue reading Find Your Tribe
Here’s what you need to know about being a writer. You have to get up. Because no matter how long it takes you, no matter how battle-weary you feel, no matter how many times you’ve cried this year, if you don’t get up, that’s game over. Continue reading Dear New Authors (I Did It So You Don’t Have To)
And sometimes, as much as it pains me to admit it, writing doesn’t always take the priority. Continue reading When You Can’t Write
Writing is wonderful. It’s like playing God, sculpting worlds, forming new people from nothing but your fingers against the keyboard, giving life to the two-dimensional creations of your own mind, weaving spells of love and pain and the whole spectrum of human emotion.
I love being a writer, but that’s not why I do it. Continue reading I Don’t Want to Write
I have a Faulkner quote hanging in the top right corner of my vision as I sit at my desk, and it’s come to be something I live my life by. Continue reading If You Give a Writer a Word
But many years have passed and my love for the romance audiobook has grown out of control. Here are some of the reasons I swear by audiobooks. Continue reading What’s the Deal With Audiobooks?
This idea of the muse, of some catch-all messenger of creativity is delightful and fantastical. It’s also completely made up. Continue reading You Can’t Trust a Muse
But it is also important to find a healthy, sustainable balance between the business and creative sides of your work, or you can find yourself wasting a lot of precious time on to do items with low ROI.
So where do you begin? Continue reading On the Write Track