You Can’t Edit a Blank Page

July is coming up shortly, and that means more sunshine, more heat, and CAMP NANOWRIMO! One of the things I love most about NaNoWriMo and Camp NaNoWriMo is that these events give authors the kick in the pants to just write it all down. Similar to its parent event, Camp NaNoWriMo is a month of […]

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How to Tell if You’ve Found Your Calling

First off, chances are that if you clicked on this article, the thing you’re considering your “calling” is not it. When you’ve found that missing piece of your life’s puzzle, your passion, your priority, you won’t have to justify it as such, it will just be. It will consume you, swallow you whole, and leave […]

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Allowing Yourself to Write the Mundane

SPOILER ALERT: Not everything ever written is a holy grail. Many works are steaming piles of inked garbage, and that is ok. Even when you’re writing about how someone walks around a lake a lot or a conversation you had with someone about your eyebrows, it can still be considered writing … even if only […]

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Finding Time versus Making Time

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve wanted to write something, but felt I didn’t have the time. I can’t count that high. Something always takes precedence, planned or otherwise, and so my plethora of ideas continue to roll around in my head. The lucky few get written in a notebook or on a […]

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Keeping track of WIPs // FREE PRINTABLES

I know we’re at the tail-end of January at this point, but I thought I’d share one method I use to keep track of the stories I start throughout the year. Writing each one down and when I started writing it helps me to stay accountable and not let a story sit for too long […]

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Why You Should Follow Your Passion (like, NOW)

I’m a new(ish) mom of a happy, healthy, exhausting 10-month-old bundle of snakes and snails and puppy dog tails. His name is Deklin. And he is my everything. While I was pregnant with D, I was working a night shift for a newspaper conglomerate that had been rough even before I saw the little pink […]

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Why You Should Make a Soundtrack for Your Novel

Making story soundtracks was one of my favorite procrastination techniques as a writer, but in recent years it has stopped being a diversion and started being essential. Personally I am a big fan of Spotify, so I make playlists on the app that are labeled with the names of my current works-in-progress. You may favor […]

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5 Reasons to Stop Comparing Your Work with Others

Please feel free to share any additional tips or your personal experiences with writing/blogging in the comments, and stay tuned for writing prompts every Thursday! This idea was unoriginal, I knew that going in. I thought it was a brilliant idea, then stepped back, thought about it for a beat, and realized that someone had […]

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