Writing Tips

Knowing What Kind of Writer You Are

I was speaking to my friend (and critique partner) about our books the other day. I'm in the editing process but she's still in the writing the draft process. And we were envious of each other! You see, I think there's different kinds of writers who thrive in different ways. I thrive in the writing… Continue reading Knowing What Kind of Writer You Are

Life & Stuff, Poetry, Thought Capture

“Never Enough” – Poem

What will it take For you to realise That you have Enough; You are Enough? To travel across the world And taste, see, smell, and feel All that it has to give? Is that enough? To write and share The pain and love Inside. To connect, shape, and Enrich the world with words? Is that… Continue reading “Never Enough” – Poem

Author Stuff, Writing Tips

Mind Mapping for Writers

I love mind maps. Countless times have they helped me figure out ideas that I was struggling with. Here are a few ways that you can use mind maps: Details for your story: this is the biggest one. I've used many mind maps to help me to discover detail about my story without feeling like… Continue reading Mind Mapping for Writers

Author Stuff, Freelance Writing Services, Writing Tips

Why Writing is Hard

Writing is hard. It is. Not because writing something is hard, because technically everyone can write something. Not because coming up with good ideas is hard, because all kinds of people (extraordinary and not so extraordinary) can come up with ideas everyday. No, writing is hard because: Discipline - it takes discipline to sit with… Continue reading Why Writing is Hard

Author Stuff, Life & Stuff, Writing Tips

What Do Children Want and Need from a Book?

By children, I mean middle grade (8-14) really. I've been thinking about this a lot, as someone who plans to be a middle grade author in the not too distant future. What do children want and need from a book in this day and age? Because, I bet it's not the same as 5 years… Continue reading What Do Children Want and Need from a Book?

Freelance Writing Services, Writing Tips

How to Become a Writer (Beginner’s Guide)

*Here is MY advice on how you can become a writer, too. In no way is this the ONLY way to becoming a writer...* Write…a lot and often The only way to be a writer is to write. Even if you do nothing else on this list, you need to write. Writers write. If you… Continue reading How to Become a Writer (Beginner’s Guide)

Life & Stuff, You're As Mad As I Am (Mental Health)

Opening Up About My Insecurities

We all have insecurities, these negative self-beliefs that hinder our outlook on the world and how we live. These can be all sorts of things, but I bet there's quite a few that are common among all of us. Here, I've opened up about my own insecurities with the aim at bringing them into the… Continue reading Opening Up About My Insecurities