writing a book

7 Ways To Avoid Distractions While You Write

7 Ways To Avoid Distractions While You Write

Distractions. They get the best of us—encouraging us to procrastinate when we know there’s a ton of work to do. Maybe that’s part of the problem. We don’t want to work when we know there’s a lot on our plates. Writing doesn’t have to be a chore, but if you’re struggling to pull yourself back into work, try these tricks!

#AmWriting Everywhere: Writing With A Busy Lifestyle

#AmWriting Everywhere: Writing With A Busy Lifestyle

With NaNoWriMo under way, I figured a post about writing everywhere might be helpful! As authors, both aspiring and published, we often have a drive to write … all the time. But it’s hard to find time when we’re balancing a current paying job with a social life and our down time to relax! How can we do it all?

From Idea to Paper: Telling vs. Showing

From Idea to Paper: Telling vs. Showing

An idea forms, and you’re madly trying to write it down before it dwindles and fades and you forget you even had this magical concept in your grasp. But HOW do you show what you see in your head? HOW can you articulate those scenes and characters, if they’re all in your imagination? In this post, I aim to help you bring your awesome idea to life!

Why Do Authors Practice Writing Books?

Why Do Authors Practice Writing Books?

How does an author discover their writing style? Well, it may sound like something that's innate but it's certainly not that simple. Finding a writing style that's best for you takes a lot of work and a few tries before some authors get it right. Like anything in life, authors have to practice, practice, practice! 

Writing a Book: How To Get Started

Writing a Book: How To Get Started

It seems daunting, right? The prospect of writing a WHOLE book. If you stop looking at the story’s end and focus on individual steps, writing a book becomes manageable. This breakdown helps you get started with writing your first book through outlines, editing, and just plain writing.