How to return to writing after a break

Taking a break from writing is easy. Returning to writing afterwards is difficult. Like anything else that requires commitment, patience, and dedication, stepping away from writing can feel like sliding down some unseen totem pole (or up, since the best are at the bottom?). How do you get back into it? Easy. Give yourself a break. A different kind of break. If it’s only been … Continue reading How to return to writing after a break

Using Movement or Conflict instead of a Plot

Even if you’ve never written a single word, at some point in your life someone has told you how important a plot is to a story. If you have nothing else, you need a plot. For architect writers, the writer that meticulously plots out the story down to the very intricate detail, creating a plot is easy. It’s the first brick in a towering foundation. … Continue reading Using Movement or Conflict instead of a Plot

First look at Publisher Rocket for Self-Publishing

Also known as, Kindle Rocket! Two things, before we get started. First, this is going to be one of three posts over the next few months where I look into this tool, and talk about its effectiveness as we see whether or not it works. Second, all links in this post will be affiliate. I will still mention it before or after posting the link, … Continue reading First look at Publisher Rocket for Self-Publishing

Artists critiquing artists

As an artist, or writer, specifically, I’ve been critiqued. I’ve been critiqued when I ask for it, but more often, when I don’t ask for it. (Which isn’t to say, don’t give unsolicited critique, just keep doing you, but try not to critique unfinished work unless asked.) Creating anything, whether it be a painting, a book, song, dance performance, anything, is always a difficult undertaking. … Continue reading Artists critiquing artists