The Writing Blog
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what does it mean to be an author?
Does it mean you have a six-figure contract with Simon and Schuster? Does it mean you’ve got 500k followers on Twitter? What about so many bags of fan mail in your PO Box that you have to hire someone to read it for you?
It can mean that, but it doesn’t have to.
Let me tell you now: YOU. ARE. WORTHY.
The articles here were created with the deepest love for you, magical writer, to help you grow from where you are to where you want to be. What does your writing look like right now? Are you…
- Frustrated with how little writing you get done day-to-day?
- Angry at yourself for not doing this thing as fast as you “should”?
- Ashamed to share your work with people you know because it might be “bad”?
- Just plain tired, overwhelmed, and stuck with too many disparate ideas and no finished novel?
You’re in the right place. Make a cup of tea and take a deep breath. We will turn your writing life into gold.
[writing & editing]
Are you a plotter or a pantser? One of the most common reasons writer give up on outlining is that it feels difficult and confusing. Outlining is important and it doesn’t have to be painful. Here’s the ultimate guide to EASY novel outlining.
Just what do you need to write a novel outline that makes for happy writing? Here’s the only 5 story elements you need + 3 you DON’T need!
When people ask “What’s your book about?” does your answer involve a lot of ums and ahs? Because if it does, you need a novel logline first. Here’s how.