You’ve Got What It Takes

“Step into a scene and let it drip from your fingertips.” ~ MJ Bush (I swear this quote gives me chills, I love how honest and poetic it is. This is what it should be like for every author when they write.) What should all writers have in order to write a novel? The answer:…

Organizing Chaotic Writing

“In all chaos there is a cosmos, in all disorder a secret order.” ~ Carl Jung See the above picture? I’m pretty sure that’s what the inside of my head looks like, just bursting with ideas for The Meer series and all of my other hundreds of story ideas (trust me that’s not an exaggeration,…

Thought Blocks and Cures

“You can’t think yourself out of a writing block; you have to write yourself out of a thinking block.” ~ John Rogers Every writer has experienced writer’s block in one form or another at some point in their lives. Sometimes it’s bred from stress in one’s personal life but there can be other reasons, or…

Write Your Own Ending

“In each loss there is a gain, as in every gain there is a loss, and with each ending comes a new beginning.” ~ Buddhist Proverb Though epilogues are not required to be included in a novel, it is still pertinent to know the basics on how to write one. Most likely, your concluding chapter…

Inspiration Strikes Twice

We’ve all heard the saying “lightning doesn’t strike twice” (which is actually not true, at least in the literal sense), lucky for us writers inspiration does! No matter what sort of funk you get yourself in or how deep your doldrums are, as long as you are open to it then inspiration will come again…

Priorities

Your top priority as a writer should be…. You guessed it! Writing. Boring I know. Unless you are said writer. I find my writing very exciting. Sometimes I become so enamored with crafting the story that I forget to eat or associate with my family. The later may be on purpose but you still get…