On Writing & Agency: Easy Strategies to Make Sure Your Characters Have It

Does the main character in your novel have agency? Continue reading to find out! Many years ago, I remember getting my feedback from a writing judge after entering one of my first writing competitions – “I was intrigued…there are some strong elements here…yada, yada…but your main character lacks agency, so you were not selected.” After … More On Writing & Agency: Easy Strategies to Make Sure Your Characters Have It

Our Soul-Crushing World of Writing: Easy Strategies to Hold Onto Perseverance

If you’ve been writing for any length of time, you may have noticed that being a “successful writer” is no easy task. Writers and other creative types are noted for being more susceptible to discouragement, self-loathing, and even depression. I suppose it’s partly about how a creative person’s brain works and partly because putting your … More Our Soul-Crushing World of Writing: Easy Strategies to Hold Onto Perseverance

Stifling Creativity: Even More Things We Should Stop Doing (Part 3)

I’ve been knee deep in revisions for my novel, so it took me a bit longer to get up my final post in this mini blog series! This post is the third part of my series discussing things artists sometimes do that can hinder the creative process. {In case you missed part 1 or part … More Stifling Creativity: Even More Things We Should Stop Doing (Part 3)

A Few Easy Strategies to Remove Those Pesky Filter Words that Fog Up Your Writing

Have you ever been watching a sport’s game from seats that didn’t give you a good view of the action? Or perhaps your seat was behind a lady wearing a purple, floofy hat that almost touched you every time she shifted. Talk about annoying. Neither of these make for good experiences. Too much distance and/or … More A Few Easy Strategies to Remove Those Pesky Filter Words that Fog Up Your Writing

10 Signs You Might Be a Writer with Young Children

If these ten things are true of your writing, perhaps you have young children… 1. You have to search your writing document for random letters scattered throughout the text. Your young star adds them in on a consistent basis. In fact, you noticed another asdeqw amidst your best metaphor right after you clicked submit. 2. … More 10 Signs You Might Be a Writer with Young Children