WriteTips

Snowflake Method?

3 minute read

I love writing scenes and flash pieces from writing prompts. In fact, I’ve written hundreds of them. Pantsing out 750 words at a time is downright exhilarati...

A Return to Longhand?

2 minute read

I spend a lot of time reflecting on my process: what works, what doesn’t. That kind of thing. Such naval-gazing is a wonderful alternative to actual writing....

How Do You Create Your Characters?

1 minute read

Over the holidays, I was asked about the many characters in my stories and how I come up with them. I wasn’t able to provide a very good answer because I ten...

How Not to Be a Jerk Online

3 minute read

It goes without saying that being active on the Internet requires a thick skin. With social media tools like Facebook, we now all create content whether we r...

How Do You Respond to a Writing Challenge?

1 minute read

It’s easy to burn yourself out creatively when meeting writing deadlines or undertaking insanity projects like NaNoWriMo. Sometimes, it’s just mood and the c...

Writing Motivation

2 minute read

I don’t want to write this post. I don’t feel like it. Actually, I don’t feel like writing a cotton-pickin’ thing. Surely, there is something on TV? Nope. Da...