• 2017,  book,  books,  checklist,  create,  editing,  ideas,  novel,  outlining,  revise,  revision,  write,  writing process

    Writing Process for Indie Writers

    Seasons greetings, May your winter holidays be merry and bright – even if it’s just chilling at home or at work. I have discovered that I like to research any topic that tickles my fancy and I like to organize it. I’m probably a word geek. Yes, a word geek ( or wordsmith, if you will). I can live with that. In my latest research binge and the love of organizing it I have conjured a decent list about┬áthe writing process from brainstorming ideas to publication. This list is not the only way to write or the One Great List to rule them all. This a launching point. Tweak as…

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  • 2017,  book,  books,  costume,  create,  fantasy,  fiction,  giveaway,  Halloween,  NaNoWriMo,  newsletter,  October,  preptober,  write,  writing,  YA

    Halloween Month and Preptober

    Ahhh, finally! The month of pumpkin spice everything, sweaters, tea (or coffee), cozy blankets, Thanksgiving for us Canadians, and most of all Halloween, the month of dress-up. This is the month all cosplayers anticipate. It’s like Costume Christmas. Oh, the character possibilities. I could go on about costumes but I won’t. Costumes, costumes, costumes! Okay, I am done. Another thing that some of us writers look forward to is… prepping for NaNoWriMo. Outlines, world-building, and plotting? Bring it on. I have an amazing writing group that is super supportive and I’m looking forward to story prep this month. What are some of your tips for NaNoWriMo preparations? Some of the…

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  • 2017,  August,  book,  giveaway,  reading,  YA

    Book Feature and Very First Giveaway!

    Hello, all you wonderful humans! This blog post is a bit different than some of my others but I’m sure there will be others just like it in the future. Today I am featuring the author Kristen Martin. I first discovered Kristen on YouTube, as I have found many a wonderful YouTuber, but she stood out to me because of her clear and informative videos. (I have watched many while doing the dishes or folding laundry. That’s not weird, right? *nervous laughter*) Anyway, her advice has helped me figure out which publishing path(s) I am most likely going to take. I think. (Really considering both CreateSpace and IngramSpark too.) ┬áThank…

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  • 2017,  August,  book,  change,  deadline,  editing,  giveaway,  goals,  manuscript,  publishing

    August Updates, Goals, and Upcoming Giveaway

      My summer hit the ground running. Before I knew it August came. My goodness, I barely realized it was July. July was full of exploration, family gatherings, crafting, and, of course, writing. I have a couple major goals happening in August. Straight out the gate, I am participating in a superhero walk for the International China Concern. I donated last year but couldn’t make the walk. This year I am donating and will be able to join in on the walk. The goal is that I have to make a superhero costume, really fast. (Lack of time at its finest.) Yes, I will be a superhero. Power Girl for…

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  • 2017,  book,  change,  Christmas,  create,  creating,  December,  editing,  fantasy,  goals,  keep creating,  NaNoWriMo,  novel,  progress,  solstice,  summer,  summer 2017,  Uncategorized,  won,  writing

    Setting Goals.

    Photo via <a href=”https://pixabay.com/en/users/MannyvonKannen-699079/”>MannyvonKannen</a> via <a href=”https://visualhunt.com/photos/christmas/”>VisualHunt.com</a> As many of my friends and family know, I have won this year’s NaNoWriMo! And, I couldn’t be happier about it.  I have been so busy with my writing and Christmastime that I have put a slight halt to my blogging. I love you all for your patience. Thank you! Christmas is almost upon us, again, and there’s so much to prepare, lists to check off, people to see, and, of course, writing to be finished. I have given myself a bit of time to chew over what I wrote in the month of November and am doing a bit more world building…