October 2016

Writing Tip - Sequence of Events

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          Checking the order of events in a story is a tip that falls in both the editing and writing categories. It’s something to look for during the editing process, and hopefully, over time it will be caught during the writing process. Sequence of events on the sentence, paragraph, and even scene level is often […]

NaNoWriMo Prepartion - 5 Tips

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a challenge to authors to start a new novel and write 50,000 words in the month of November. It’s not an easy task. In fact, I’ve attempted to complete the challenge twice. The first attempt resulted in a fiery crash so brilliant that I vowed never to subject myself […]

This week, I’ve been given a special task. I get to speak to a 3rd grade class about writing. And there’s a reason this is important to me. My first memory of writing stories and feeling the joy of creating fiction came in elementary school, 2nd grade to be precise. Although I began story telling […]