To Focus, or Not to Focus? That is the Question

Hello Friends, Today is November 1st, and many of you are gearing up for NaNoWriMo–putting your noses to the grindstone with a plan to come out on the other side with a 50,000-word first draft. I wish you all the best of luck. This type of focus is an essential part of writing, but it’sContinue reading “To Focus, or Not to Focus? That is the Question”

NaNoWriMo Inspiration

We are officially halfway through Nanowrimo, and if you’ve taken up the challenge, you might be needing some extra inspiration about now. It can be hard to believe that anything you write in a month could ever get published, but several books that got their first draft written during NaNoWriMo have gone on to topContinue reading “NaNoWriMo Inspiration”

Getting Out of a Creative Rut

Hello creators! Today I’m going to be talking about those creative ruts we all fall into from time to time and strategies I’ve found for getting out. I’m using the phrase “creative rut” instead of “writer’s block” or “artist’s block” because I think it sounds less permanent and more solvable. Sometimes I sit down toContinue reading “Getting Out of a Creative Rut”

Podcasts That Will Help You Generate Ideas

Do you ever have times when the idea wheel runs dry? Or maybe you have a great idea for a character but no idea what kind of world you want to put them in (or vise versa). When I’m stuck for ideas, I find that it’s helpful to expose myself to new and interesting things.Continue reading “Podcasts That Will Help You Generate Ideas”

How You Can Stay Positive and Productive During Quarantine

Hello everyone! Today I am going to write about something very different from my usual book reviews. With the COVID-19 lock-downs in full swing, I’ve been seeing a lot of people on social media who are asking for tips on how to be productive while working at home. I’ve also seen some posts from peopleContinue reading “How You Can Stay Positive and Productive During Quarantine”