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November Book Update

November Book Update

This past month I have been pretty silent on the blogging front. I’ve been focusing in on NaNoWriMo as I’ve written the rough draft of the third book in my series (rough draft finished!) and cleaning up the first book in my series for publishing in April. I’m planning on posting a series soon on Alpha and Beta Readers, but while that is still coming, I wanted to give an update on my book situation! Here’s where things are at!…

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Three Questions to Ask Yourself about Your Writing

Three Questions to Ask Yourself about Your Writing

Writing is often so much fun, but it can also be a lot of work. Anyone who writes knows there are times when it is easy to write and times when it is hard. When it is easy, it is nothing but a joy. Personally, I find writing relaxes me. It allows me to settle my brain down a little bit (sometimes my brain gets a little too jumbled) and I can focus on getting thoughts down on paper… or…

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Writing for NaNoWriMo!

Writing for NaNoWriMo!

It’s almost NaNoWriMo time! That sounded better in my head. Now that I say it out loud I… never mind. It makes me think of Mork and Mindy. NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month. I know. We have a month for everything or a day for everything. Maybe tomorrow will be National Take a Donut to Work Day. In November of every year, NaNoWriMo takes place. It’s a time when people around the world sit down and try to…

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Setting Writing Goals Part II

Setting Writing Goals Part II

In the first half of this blog, Setting Writing Goals Part I, we walked through the first three criteria I would recommend for goal setting: achievable, clear and definite. In this post we’ll explore the other two (considerate and satisfying) as well as walk through what this looks like in short and long term goal setting. So, without further ado, let’s dive in and continue from where we left off! Your goals need to be… 4. Considerate Keep in mind…

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Setting Writing Goals Part I

Setting Writing Goals Part I

One of the challenges a writer faces is the simple matter of getting at it. You intend to write. You want to write. You set out to write. You don’t write. Been there? Perhaps your thoughts are disorganized. For a helpful blog on software to assist you in organizing your writing, check out my blog about yWriter and Scrivener. You can also check out Five Great Tools to Help Your Writing. You may, however, already have all the software you…

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Five Great Tools to Help Your Writing

Five Great Tools to Help Your Writing

Just recently I blogged about some of the really helpful writing software available out there. We explored a few different options, but focused in on yWriter and Scrivener. Check out that blog to help you get started with some great, affordable software specifically designed for writers. Looking beyond the writing software, there are some great apps out there which will help you organize your thoughts and focus in on your writing. In this blog, I want to explore some of…

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A Bit about My Books

A Bit about My Books

If you’ve read through my blog, you likely know the story behind how I came to writing my books, so I won’t bother with this again. My stories are about a boy named Liam who gets sucked into another world where he meets a boy name Ezra. They have to go on a quest, fight some bad guys and stuff. It’s a fun adventure story! My sons are named Liam and Ezra and it was a blast to write the…

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Writing Software: yWriter and Scrivener

Writing Software: yWriter and Scrivener

Writing is a blast! I have so much fun when I write and I find it so relaxing. Writing, however, needs to be organized. It needs to have a flow and there is software out there which can help you do this. In this blog we will explore some of the software which will assist you in everything from chapter descriptions to organizing your chapters and scenes! ┬áDon’t forget to also check out Five Great Tools to Help Your Writing…

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