Ah, mid-October, that beautiful time of pumpkin spice lattes and…panic? My friends, welcome to the two weeks before NaNoWriMo. The air is crackling with the promise of blank pages and undiscovered worlds. If you’re anything like me though, there’s probably a mixture of dread and anticipation twisting up your stomach as the days until November… Continue reading How to Make the Most Out of the NaNoWriMo Community
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?
I think it’s time to redefine our relationship with the shelf. You know the shelf I’m talking about? The one that fills you with dread anytime you think about the heaps of ideas and bundles of manuscripts you’ve sent there to gather dust, their pages growing brittle with age? For a long time, I thought… Continue reading How I Became a Better Writer…By Shelving My Manuscript