5 Things I Wish I’d Known as a Beginning Writer

I think a lot of us remember when we knew, for sure, that we wanted to be a writer. For some of us, this was a decision we made as children. For others, like myself, it was a decision made a little later, when God put all the right pieces into place. I don’t claim […]

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#WritingCommunity Blog Award

It’s been a while since I’ve done any blog tags. But a few weeks ago, the lovely Ribbon Ash tagged me for the #WritingCommunity Blog Award. So, let’s jump right in, shall we? The Rules Display the award logo on your site. *points up* Link back to the person who tagged you. (I tagged her […]

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Know the Novel – Part 1 // Introduction {A Writer’s Linkup}

I’m so happy to announce that I’m participating in Christine Smith’s yearly writer linkup: Know the Novel! I did it last year on my Facebook page because I didn’t have time to write an entire post, and I enjoyed it so much that I just had to do it again. So, thank you, Christine, for […]

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Why Do I Write?

Why do I write? This is a question I think about a lot because there are so many reasons I write. I write because it makes me feel good. I write because I like telling stories. But even those answers barely scratch the surface. The real reason I write isn’t something I can explain with […]

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4 Tips for Lengthening Your Novel Without Adding Useless Fluff

You’ve spent hours upon hours, just pouring yourself into your novel and now, it’s finally completed. It’s still only a first draft, but you’re proud of yourself. Your little brain child is finally on paper, stored away in one of your top secret files, and you’re ready to take a good, long break from it […]

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The Q&A

A little while ago, I asked you guys to send me questions. I never specified a direction for them, but the majority of them ended up being about my writing. So because I suck at intros and there are kind of a lot of questions, let’s get right to it. Milk or dark chocolate? MILK. […]

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12 (Free) Apps All Writers Should Have

In the age of technology, writers are faced with finding new ways to do things. Research is easier now that it’s at our fingertips in mere seconds, but there’s a downside to all the tech that’s often overlooked. With so many options, both free and premium variations, what apps and tech should writers choose? And […]

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How to (Realistically) Write The Selfish Character Arc

Ah, the selfish character. These guys are interesting, aren’t they? Their character arcs can be incredibly complex and the reader usually spends the majority of the novel trying to decide if they’re good or bad…only to discover that they fall into that weird, little gray area. The funny thing about these selfish characters is that […]

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