Staying Healthy As a Writer; A Gift to Yourself

We've been sold this idea that writer's are these pale, hunched over, gremlins eating whatever food is within reach. We laugh at this, joke about how true it is, and keep destroying ourselves. But is bad posture and unhealthy diets really something to joke about? I have scoliosis, and was in physical therapy for several … Continue reading Staying Healthy As a Writer; A Gift to Yourself

An Overview of Madness – My Nanowrimo Experience

For those of you who are regular readers, yesterday was probably a bit of a disappointment. But fear not; I didn't forget you. In fact, this was perfectly planned out. As you may or may not know, I participated in Nanowrimo this year. (For those of you totally out of the writing world loop, Nanowrimo … Continue reading An Overview of Madness – My Nanowrimo Experience

Writing Exercises – Stretching Your Imagination and Refining Your Skills

Have you ever not wanted to work on your novel because you don't feel like you have the skill to execute it well? Trust me, you're not the only one. That's why there's writing exercises. Some of them target specific skills, but overall, they're just short little practices to help you get ready for the … Continue reading Writing Exercises – Stretching Your Imagination and Refining Your Skills

Killing Off Characters; When You Should and Shouldn’t – Plotting, Part III

When I first saw this on Pinterest, I thought it was brilliant. I used a few of the tips and had great results. Then I used the first bit of advice: kill someone. Needless to say, some of my friends were horrified. The first time I did it, it ended up working. A character was … Continue reading Killing Off Characters; When You Should and Shouldn’t – Plotting, Part III