All posts filed under: Writing Tips

Writers Block, is it all in Your Head? How to Beat it by Being a Mindful Writer. #ISWG

“Deep into the darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.” Edgar Allan Poe.

Finished or Thought About NaNoWriMo? Ever Considered What Makes An Author Prolific? #ISWG

“Start writing, no matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on.” Louis L’Amour

Thoughts on Success During #NaNoWriMo. It’s Not All About Hitting The Word Count. #ISWG

“Let me say it again: You must not come lightly to the blank page.” Stephen King

Isolation is Linked to High Level Creativity. This is Why an Author Should Dedicate Solitary Time to Write. #ISWG

“I would get a lot of writing done if I lived in isolation in a cave under a swamp.” Claire Cameron.

Many New Authors Find Writing Can be a Very Solitary Existence. It Doesn’t Have to be? #ISWG

Writing can be a very lonely pursuit. For an unpublished author this can be a critical time where self-confidence is challenged irrationally.

How Long it Takes to Create a Novel Isn’t Important, Writing it is. Inspiration From Author Ritu Bhathal #IWSG

Do you ever feel it’s taking too long to write your novel? What if I told you there is no prescribed timescale. Avoid internal pressure by learning from Ritu.

Goodreads: How to Promote a Book Effectively for Free

A collaborative post with Janice Wald and Melissa Marietta on how to use GoodReads to promote your books.

Thoughts on Out of the Box Souces for New Authors Wanting to Write Epic Fantasy Novels #IWSG

Many of my readers often ask how I start writing, where do the ideas come from and what kick starts a project that might go further than one book? One of my concepts is something many might overlook.

Why Good, Bad Feedback is Better Than Bad, Good Feedback #IWSG

I hear a lot from authors who fixate on ratings and reviews. The importance of these cannot be denied, but how many take negatives to heart?

Do you Worry about Genres While Writing? #IWSG #Author

Why I follow my characters into a genre rather than starting with a genre and fitting characters into it.