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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Write Tip Wednesday: Is Trope a “Four-Letter” Word?

Posted Jul 5 2017 in ,

Let’s talk about trope, baby For today’s Write Tip Wednesday, I’m throwing way back to a guest post I did at The Hot Pink Typewriter with Olivia Miles. (You may know her from her recent Women’s Fiction release One Week to the Wedding.) My advice still stands, and I’d love to hear your favorite tropes […]

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Write Tip Wednesday: Tackling R1 Edits

Posted Sep 7 2016 in , , , ,

Hi everyone! Sorry I’m late! I’m still chipping away atĀ my edits forĀ The Bastard Billionaire,Ā and hoo-boy, has this one been a DOOZY. Luckily, I’ve been hearing from some early readers who have their hands on Tag, and guess what, you guys?Ā  THEY LOVE HIM. No surprise there, I think Tag *might be* the most charming hero […]

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Write Tip Wednesday: Chunking Your Edits

Posted Aug 31 2016 in , , ,

Hi aspiring and working authors! Today while working on my edits for The Bastard Billionaire, I realized they were going more smoothly than ever. I wanted to share with you a simple trick some of you might already be doing, or maybe you haven’t thought of it yet. Either way, I give you: Write Tip […]

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Blessings in Disguise

Posted Mar 9 2016 in , , , ,

I was scrolling through Facebook this morning when lo and behold, there was a memory they shared with me: a post from this day in 2009. Seven years ago, I was working as a PartyLite leader/consultant and after five years in the biz, about to earn my FIRSTĀ all-expenses paid trip to Cancun, Mexico. For those […]

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