Rejection. 9 characters. 3 syllables. 1 terrifying word. Rejection. The sinking heartache, the tightening in your chest and the clenching of your jaw to restrain the tears that want to seep when you sense rejection looming. And you don’t just feel it when you send your manuscript to an agent or publisher. It’s with… Read More 5 Best-Selling Authors who Faced Rejection and Won.
Who doesn’t love Disney? I’m sure many of you have seen the influx of re-imagined stories that seem to have sprung up in recent years. I don’t know about you but, I’m in love with them. (I’ll provide some of my favorites at the bottom.) So, why not try one out yourself? Let’s get your… Read More 11 Disney Re-imagined Writing Prompts
Writing book blurbs can be a pretty intimidating task for a lot of writers. It’s completely understandable because it’s the selling point of your book. No worries, because I’m here to make the task a little bit less daunting. I want to start out with the most common confusion I see in the multiple… Read More How to Write a Killer Book Blurb
One line really drove my ambition to write Hello, Darkness. “After all, I was the little girl they found curled on the floor, screaming about monsters.” It was that line that I couldn’t let go from my first drafts. It’s jumped around and found its home in several different places, but it’s always been there.… Read More 10 Dialogue Writing Prompts
Are you just starting on your writing journey? Maybe you’re a hobbyist that wants to transition to something more serious? Well, I’d like to introduce you to these seven lovely ladies that have helped me make that same transition.
Wondering what your next project should be? Let’s get the juices flowing with these 10 “What if… ” Writing Prompts.… Read More 10 “What if…” Writing Prompts
“I’m a writer, but I regularly find myself staring at a blank screen. Where do I find inspiration?” The answer is – EVERYWHERE! But for this week let’s talk about finding inspiration in song lyrics.
What I’ve been up to in my two week hiatus. … Read More Life, Writing and The Hunger Games.
I think I’m writing this more for myself than to provide advice, but I when I started this blog I wanted it to be more than just tips. I wanted to share the honest and real things that I am feeling about this process. I have been flipping back and forth between traditional and self-publishing… Read More Traditional or Self-Publish? Oh, the decisions.
My excitement and what I have learned while writing my first draft of Spark!… Read More Holy Crap! I Wrote a Book.