The Timey Has Come

Posted Sep 13 2017 in ,

Hi everyone! For today’s #WriteTip, I’m sharing a blog about a kitchen timer that helped me get stuff DONE. Timing myself to force the writing was a new concept back then, but definitely something I use on and off now. Unfortunately, my trusty egg timer ticked its last tock several years ago, but I still […]

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10 Writing Tips Every Author Needs

Posted Sep 6 2017 in ,

Something fun for Write Tip Wednesday… Do not put statements in the negative form. And don’t start sentences with a conjunction. If you reread your work, you will find on rereading that a great deal of repetition can be avoided by rereading and editing. Never use a long word when a diminutive one will do. […]

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RV Interview with Lori Foster & Jessica Lemmon

Posted Aug 29 2017 in , , , ,

I’m so excited to share the video of the RV Interview Lori and I filmed back in June 2017! She’s been rolling these videos out each week or so for a while now, and I’ve watched several with my favorite authors and friends. I’m beyond honored to have done one with her. During the video, […]

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The Joy is in the Journey

Posted Aug 23 2017 in ,

I recently came to a conclusion that I’ve been repeating a lot lately. I believe we overestimate the end goal: success, the carrot on the end of the stick, and underestimate the value of the journey. My debut book released in 2013 and I had a goal to hit bestseller lists right out of the […]

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Write Tip Wednesday: The Folder Method

Posted Aug 16 2017 in ,

Lately on WTW, I’ve shared some personal philosophies. How to cope when you feel like a hack, for example. But what about actual methodology? What is is like to write in practice? Today, we’re getting down to brass tacks. I’ve done a similar post to this one before but the method I was using was […]

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From Spark to Finish

Posted Aug 13 2017 in ,

Recently, I took to the interwebs to ask if anyone had any questions on writing or process I could answer for the Lemmon 15. Jody Holford shot back with this gem. Talk about a challenge! Rather than try and cram an answer into 140 characters on Twitter, or in the confines of the Q&A section […]

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Write Tip Wednesday: Fear & Fascination

Posted Aug 9 2017 in ,

Introduction šŸ¦ˆ Sometimes I stumble across a past blogpost that is both relevant and funny. This is one of those. I love comedy and earning a laugh always feels like winning a prize. (My latest rom-coms are all about it!) This post-from-the-past isn’t really about my unreasonable fear of sharks (fun fact: my brother once […]

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5 Things To Do When You Feel Like a Hack

Posted Aug 4 2017 in ,

hackĀ /hak/Ā nounĀ  a person, as an artist or writer, who exploits, for money, his or her creative ability or training in the production of dull, unimaginative, and trite work.   Hello World As I write this, I legit feel like I just crawled out of the Pit of Despair. (Bonus points if you recognize that reference.) […]

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Write Tip Wednesday: Write It Anyway

Posted Jul 19 2017 in , , ,

Hiya writers! I blew the dust off another blog post from 2010, which is the year I started writing “seriously” and wanted to share it with you today. This one is about how I had trouble creating conflict at first. How difficult it was for me to drag my characters through the muck since I […]

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Write Tip Wednesday: Killing Your Darlings

Posted Jul 12 2017 in , , ,

Happy Write Tip Wednesday! Time for a time warp Write Tip from years ago. This one comes to you from 2010! Wow! I like to share these older write tips for a few reasons. 1) They’re a true view of the way I saw life as an aspiring writer. Now published, I talk about writing […]

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