Have you tried using a storyboard in your fiction writing? The picture above is my old writing space (which I miss terribly). In the background, on the wall, you can see a version of a storyboard. People find different ways to set theirs up, but I liked using post-it notes in numbered squares–usually about 30… Read More Using a Storyboard to Keep Track of the Events in Your Novel
How do you know which genre to write in? By understanding what you enjoy reading. If you like reading romance, that’s what you should write. But if you like reading science fiction, that’s what you should write. It’s okay to write in more than one genre – and plenty of authors do that. However, whatever… Read More Choosing Genre; What Works for You?
Since Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) came along, there are a lot of first time authors using Kindle to launch their writing career. They decide that they’re going the Kindle publishing route, because traditional publishing is difficult to break into. I wish I had started publishing on Kindle a lot sooner. I’m definitely not on the… Read More Your Writing Career as a Self Published Fiction Author
Do you use journals and planners? There’s something about writing things down that makes them more concrete. Writing by hand is a tactile experience and for many people, going through those motions tend to help things just stick better, especially mentally. For other people, it can sometimes seem like a waste of time, but that… Read More Using Journals and Planners
Did you start out with the dream of creating a writing career and somewhere along the way you just lost it? Maybe life got in the way of your plans. Maybe it took too long. Maybe you haven’t found the genre or style that really fits you. Maybe your world has been turned upside down.… Read More It’s Not a Matter of When – Life Will Always Get in the Way; Don’t Let it Keep You From Dreaming
Do you do most of your story planning on post-it notes or other scraps of paper? And then, when you need that idea or want to flesh it out, you can’t find all those little sheets you wrote on? I know how that feels. I’m a Post-It Note queen, myself. Yes, this is a pile… Read More Story Brainstorming Kit
This is more of a personal post, but hopefully by sharing my thoughts/feelings, it will help you if you’re struggling with the whole entrepreneur mindset. Being an entrepreneur is, or can be, a great feeling. You’re the boss, you set your own hours, you get to decide everything. But, that can also be intimidating, overwhelming… Read More Just Do Your Job
Lots of stuff happened. Backdated this post for archives. I have been around for at least 15 years, but I was somebody else before 2008. 😉