Have you ever noticed that many writers are plagued by self-doubt and imposter syndrome? Is it something you’ve ever dealt with? I’ve been back at work on… Read more “First Drafts and Self Doubt”
Last weekend was a bit of a whirlwind. I accompanied my boyfriend to Chicago where he attended a conference with thousands of other people who work in… Read more “Literary Pilgrimage: The American Writers Museum”
Have you ever walked away from a writing project for a while? Did you ever go back? If you did, what did you find when you returned?… Read more ““I Need Some Space”: Taking a Break from Your Writing”
Hello, friends! Today I’m excited to share that I’m writing to you from my completed writing room! We’re getting settled in our new place and I finally… Read more “Antihero vs Unlikable Hero”
Why do we classify and categorize things and why has this practice seeped into the way we present our characters in certain types of stories? It all comes back to how we’re wired.
In today’s world, I am still surprised that people commit crimes. I know that not everyone gets away with it, but realistically speaking, there are so many… Read more “Are Mistaken Identities Still Viable Plots?”
Life seems to get crazy at the most inconvenient times. But that’s, well, life, right? So how do you get back on track with your writing when… Read more “When Life Gets in the Way of Writing”
Change doesn’t always happen because of an epic event and our universe doesn’t have to shift for us to have an epiphany. Small moments can and do lead to change in the real world, so why not in our fiction?
Lots of writing references out on the internet say crafting a villain should be fun. It’s the time when we can let our most devious thoughts loose… Read more “Crafting the Perfect Villain”