Writing Tips

Why I’m Not Setting a Big Goal

I’ve got big dreams. All writers do. We’re aiming to see our books published and build careers around our stories. For some of us, that means getting signed on by an agent; for others, that means self-publishing. And you know what they say: a dream is just a dream until you turn it into a […] Read more…

5 Ways to Deal with Writerly Envy

We’ve all done it. We’ve all opened up Twitter and seen the news that someone has signed on with an agent, or sold a manuscript for six figures, or is going on a magical tour of the world to promote their book which is being turned into a movie. We’ve all sat there, knowing that […] Read more…

In Praise of Critique Partners

I’ve just hit a big, big, BIG milestone with Lady of Daemons: my critique partners are reaching the end of the manuscript. Three of them have totally finished it and the other two are closing in fast. I’ve got loads of feedback to process and answers to my most pressing questions. The critique partner portion of […] Read more…

Four Ways to Beat Writer’s Block

I didn’t want to write this post because I was suffering from writer’s block. And the only reason I finally did sit down to write it was because I got stuck on my novel. So today, we’re talking about the world’s most famous writerly problem, besides being a Tortured Artist™: writer’s block. dun dun DUNNNNNN. […] Read more…