Here at T&F, we’re all about refilling that creative well. A lot of my time outside of writing is spent listening to hours upon hours of podcasts. Much like reading and watching TV or movies, podcasts are super helpful for research, writing motivation, storytelling, and generally having a good time. Without further ado, here’s my… Continue reading Podcasts to Refuel Your Creative Well
Earlier this year, I finished an entire (messy) draft in single POV. It was the quickest I’d ever written a draft, but yet it felt wrong. I loved every element of my protagonist’s personality, but it felt like she was the sum of multiple characters. As a result, her goals were pulling her in different… Continue reading Why I Switched to Dual POV
Finishing a first draft can be both exciting and terrifying, but it’s worthy of celebration. YOU DID IT! The characters and worlds you’ve spun on the page are a living, breathing story. Go get yourself a glass of something bubbly, I’ll wait. Now here’s the hard truth: When you re-read your manuscript, you’ll find the… Continue reading You’ve Written a First Draft…Now What?
Here’s the truth: writing is not nearly as isolating as it once was. While some of us wish it was easier to sequester ourselves away in an isolated picturesque cabin to write, being a writer now, especially with the advent of social media, means we have a massive community available to us—whenever and wherever. While… Continue reading I, Introvert: A Writing + Self-Care Guide
Last week, we talked about how to make the most of the NaNoWriMo community. But what about the actual writing bit? Both Sarah and I have participated in NaNoWriMo a handful of times and have been around the block in terms of testing out different tools for success each November. So grab a cup of… Continue reading NaNoWriMo: Tools for Success
When Sarah and I first met in January 2015 (read more about our stubborn yet fateful meeting here) she asked me if I was a plotter or a pantser (total nerd, right?). A what you ask? I may have just finished the first draft of my novel in NaNoWriMo, but this writerly lingo meant nothing… Continue reading Plotters, Pantsers…and Plantsers?