Batching, Productivity & Processes: a #NaNoWriMo2018 wrap-up post

If you’ve been following me any amount of time, you probably already know that I treat #NaNoWriMo as a time to create and test new processes. This year was no different. This year instead of writing a new novel, I decided to plot. And fellow word-makers, it was the smartest thing I’ve ever done. What […]

4 Basic Story Building Blocks: Stories About Events #WriterWednesday

It’s perfectly reasonable to say that every story is an event story considering the fact that “something” happens in every book. Technically, that is true. However, just like the other three story building blocks, stories about events make the story’s central concern. Every story built around a specific event follows a specific pattern: the world […]

I’m just going to come out and say it… #NaNoWriMo

I’m not great at NaNoWriMo. Don’t get me wrong. I’ve competed three times and won twice. Last year, I used NaNoWriMo to write the second book in The Truth Duet and I managed to write 84k+ words. I won! So “winning” NaNo isn’t the problem, but writing a publishable book is where I struggle. I’m […]