All in the Name of Research!

What's up, readers! Today we're talking all about research! Now don't get all disappointed here. This isn't a school assignment, some science report, and anything like that. I'm talking about research for books! This is your writing research, because YES, writing involves some research! In fact, research for my books is my favorite type of…

Why do Writers Need to Take Breaks From Writing??

Hey everybody! Some of you might know that I took a small trip last week, in which I could not write or edit at all. (That's why there wasn't a post last week.) Some people like to say that you know you're a writer when you feel you have to write constantly. I can understand…

ProWritingAid and Why I Use It.

Every good writer knows that editing is a vital part in the book writing journey. It is something that can't be overlooked. I have struggled with establishing my editing process for a very long time. I'm still figuring out how to go about it with every new book I write. My general editing process usually…

Why You Need A Writing Notebook and What to Put Inside It

Hello everyone! Here's a question for all you writers. Do you have a writing notebook? For those who don't know what this is, it's basically a writer's diary. It's a journal that holds just about whatever information a writer needs.To get started, what do you put inside your writing notebook? First of all, here's a…

When the Writing Life Gets Stressful: A Little Bit of Motivation.

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…

How to Have Time for School AND Writing.

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…

Your First Draft vs. Sandcastles

"I'm writing a first draft and reminding myself that I'm simply shoveling sand into a box so that I can later build sandcastles."-Shannon Hale Here is one of my favorite writing quotes. I even have it hung up in my room. Starting your book can be scary. That first draft could be the most intimidating…

Outlining Your Book (and why I wish I did it)

There are two types of writers: outliners and pantsers. I'm going to share my outlining process. First, let me clarify what a pantser is. Someone explained to me that a pantser is someone who "writes by the seat of their pants." A pantser writes without an end goal to their story in mind. Their story…