9 Truths For A Writer’s Soul: Magic

The other day, I had an awesome idea. A great, awesome idea about a book that I am planning. I intend to start writing it in five to seven years. After I’ve finished—and published—my current series and written the series I am actively planning and will be writing next. (Yes, I think about those books…

9 Truths For A Writer’s Soul: Priorities

Has anyone ever sat down, fully intending to have an awesome writing session, and managed to get absolutely nothing done? I have. In fact, it happens more often than I would like to admit. I am the queen of procrastination. I can sit down, open up my Scrivener document (because Scrivener is the best and…

9 Truths For A Writer’s Soul: Plot Holes

Okay, have any of you seen the Disney film, Moana? Excellent, excellent movie. My god sister got me hooked on the music, which I totally did not intend to like and ended up loving. Anyway, there is a scene in Moana where Moana is on the boat sailing out to sea, and she realizes her…

9 Truths For A Writer’s Soul: Vision to Page

I love the idea of being an artist. Seriously. It’s one of my dreams. I would love to be able to sketch my characters, draw scenes from my world, and put at least part of my vision for my stories onto a page where I can see it. Unfortunately . . . my drawing skills…

9 Truths For A Writer’s Soul: First Draft

When I was eighteen, I was not the most competent person in the world. Actually, I was pretty clumsy. Which was fine, except that I had a younger brother who was good at everything. And I do mean everything. He could pick up magic tricks after two or three tries, could do a backflip on…

9 Truths For A Writer’s Soul: Learning

Does anyone else wish that there was a manual for being an adult? Like, flip to page 87 for a step-by-step, flawless instructions on how to pay taxes. Page 62 details exactly how to cultivate a healthy relationship and how to extract yourself from a toxic one. Chapter 12. Finances. Here’s how you balance a…

Coffee Dates: Favorites

Good Morning, Creatives! How was the week? Anyone make it all the way through? I hope so, because I have such a fun question for you all this week, and it would be a shame to waste it on empty space because all of my friends got flattened by adult responsibilities. So, here’s to hoping…

Coffee Dates: Frustrations

Good Morning, Creatives! Tomorrow’s the weekend! Anyone have any plans? Writing, adventuring, or just sleeping? (I’m mostly planning on sleeping, if at all possible.) Since I need sleep (and I always do) this week’s question is about frustration. Which part of your writing journey frustrates you the most? What gets you really heated and annoyed…

Coffee Dates: Genre

Good Morning, Creatives! Who else needs coffee today? I do. I need a caffeine drip into my veins just to keep me going. Too much coffee (or black tea) knocks out my creativity, but so does falling asleep at my desk. There’s a balance to this, right? There’s got to be a balance. Balance (in…

Coffee Dates: Characters

Good Morning, Creatives! You made it through the week! Congratulations, you’ve done amazingly well! *Throws glitter and confetti in celebration.* Seriously though, congratulations for making it through another week and holding onto your commitments as a writer. The world needs writers, and it especially needs writers who are passionate about their stories and about characters….