All things relating to the writing craft from developing the idea, plotting and pantsing, the search for an agent, self-publishing, and typing the end.
I’ve been focusing a lot of my non-fiction reading on the writing craft, specifically targeting areas where I know I need to improve. Here are 5 books that I’ve read recently (or re-read recently) that resonated with my writing journey. Structuring Your Novel and Outlining Your Novel by K.M. Weiland These two are a must… more
Last week I talked about the podcasts I listen to for writing tips and market updates as an independent author, so this week, I thought I’d talk about the blogs I follow. There are some real gems in this list, so enjoy! Helping Writers Become Authors I stumbled upon this blog because the writer behind… more
I listen to a lot of podcasts, and this week I was even mentioned on one of my all time favorites! (It was a bucket list moment.) So I wanted to round up all of the podcasts that I listen to as an independent author to help authors in keeping up on industry developments and… more
I have a confession to make. I went to the library. I know. I know it’s dangerous. I know I said I would never do it again. But I mean, come on. There are so many books! And they let you take them home. It’s even better than a puppy store! So here’s what happened… more
Last week I wrote a post dedicated to my mom. This week’s is for my dad. A writer’s greatest struggle is in calling herself a writer. For a non-writer, this probably seems weird. But for writers, this seems natural. K.M. Weiland recently coined it as one of the 7 stages of being a writer when… more
I love my mother dearly. I do. She’s crazy. In a good way. She makes things fun, and life is never boring. One day around Christmas she was in my living room, and as it’s Christmas time, the TV was inevitably on Hallmark Christmas movies. (Of course!) The movie that was on was about a… more
Being a writer has ruined my life. I judge everything. Everything I read. Everything I see. I’m constantly tweaking and changing, my mind like a red pen slashing through the atmosphere. Because of this, I have very few auto-buy authors. In fact, when I see a new book out by an author, my eyebrow goes… more