All of us have busy lives. Full-time jobs, family, and school are some common ones, but there are many more. How can we find the time to write when we have so much going on in our lives? Track How You Spend Your Time The first step is to track how you spend your time. … Continue reading Finding Time To Write
There are two main parts to every story: internal and external conflict. These are also known as character and plot, respectively. One of the age-old debates in the literary world is which is more important to the story. Neuroscience has answered this question with fMRI technology. According to Lisa Cron’s book, “Story Genius,” the character’s journey … Continue reading Character Creation: Why Is It Important And How Can You Do It?
I am a fan of the “Graceling Realm Series” by Kristin Cashore. In the back of the third and final book, “Bitterblue,” I found a mention of the blog post that detailed how she ended up restarting the writing process for that book all over again. Imagine having written seven notebooks, all filled with the first draft, … Continue reading Starting Over: Mirroring Kristin Cashore’s Process of Writing “Bitterblue”
Have you ever thought of writing a novel? It’s a lot of hard work, and it can be a daunting task to write 50,000 words or more. But I received excellent advice yesterday. I was watching a webinar recording my school’s career center had on writing, publishing, and selling a novel. The guest speaker was … Continue reading The Writing Life: Inspiration to Finish Your Novel