Hey everyone! So, lots have been happening during quarantine. I've got multiple writing projects going on, and some exciting school things coming up, but today we're going to tackle writer's block! There is a lot of controversy in the writing community on whether or not writer's block is real. Some say it is, others think … Continue reading Is Writer’s Block Real?
In a continuation of last weeks blog post, here is a behind-the-scenes look at something I face in my own editing. Name Changing. Something I don't usually notice until I go back and reread my manuscript or start editing is name changes. I've had multiple cases where a character's name got changed halfway through the … Continue reading Something to Look for When you Begin Editing: Name Changes
"Call me Ishmael."Moby Dick, Herman Melville The name of your main character is usually one of the first things your readers will want to know. That's why it's so important. I mean, have you ever met someone who doesn't have a name? No! One of the most important things to look at when you start … Continue reading Naming Your Characters
See images of my activities while stuck at home from my Instagram post: Home Quarantine Activities.
Right now our world is experiencing something, well, not normal. The Corona virus is causing the world to put many things at a stand-still. For example: schools are being closed. The college I attend has closed campus and postponed classes. So other than my adventures in the front/backyard, I don't really have anywhere to go … Continue reading What to do When You’re Cooped up in the House.
The week of March 2nd was "Read Across America Week"! I was invited to a 'Meet the Author' and book signing at Kornblum Elementary School in L.A. I had an amazing time! I had a chance to speak with the 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade classes. In each class I talked about how and why … Continue reading School Visit; Kornblum Elementary School
On Monday I visited Kornblum Elementary in LA and spoke to the 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade classes. I had such an amazing time! All the details about that will be shared next week! Something I shared with all the kids stuck with me though, something my editor and I talk about a lot. Most … Continue reading What Editing Really is.
The writing life can be stressful sometimes, heck, life can be stressful! You can be feeling stuck in your story, lose motivation. Life happens and your writing is put on the back burner. That's ok! I just have to remind myself that hey, I can do this! Look how far I've come already! I have … Continue reading When the Writing Life Gets Stressful: A Little Bit of Motivation.
With the new semester starting I know it can be difficult finding time to write. Everyone is worried about school. Time for vacation is over and it's time to get back to work. When can you find time to write? Here's the thing. Time has to be made, not found. It's important for everyone to … Continue reading How to Have Time for School AND Writing.
You are ready to enter into your next writing session, but find yourself continuously getting up to grab something else. Say no more! Here is my list of 7 things to have when you sit down to write. A comfortable place to sit. If you can't sit still, you won't be able to focus.A computer. … Continue reading 7 Things to Have When You Sit Down to Write.