Why am I doing this again?

Simple ways to improve your writing. Photo by rawpixel.com on Pexels.com We all start writing for different reasons, but we continue for the same reason. That reason: We want to be better. We want to tell a better story. Anyone who doesn't want that quits because it is hard. Brutal, in fact. No one stays... Continue Reading →

Skillshare.com - This is an internet classroom basically with experts in every field teaching classes for a subscription fee each month. The blogging and content writing classes have been invaluable. Fanfiction.net- Fan fiction is the perfect place to learn craft. It's also no pressure. You aren't world building unless you want to. You're just wading... Continue Reading →

The Liberated Writer

So much advice always. Photo by Prateek Katyal on Pexels.com I'm not here for that because half the time I'm as clueless as the next girl. What I do know is that writing only gets better with age and use? It's a skill that needs to be exercised. Dobby is a free elf! It's hard... Continue Reading →

Writing Voice Explained For Beginners

You're going to hear about voice a lot. It's this elusive thing that writer's think they will magically just develop, but it's not magic. Not at all. Literarydevices.net says this about voice: When a writer engages personally with a topic, he imparts his personality to that piece of literature. This individual personality is different from... Continue Reading →

Soldiering up Science Fiction

Getting the voice right is difficult if you've never worn a uniform, but it's not impossible. In sci-fi, you have wiggle room that you don't have in most genres because your military is what you say it is. To Army or not to Army The first decision you have to make is whether you use... Continue Reading →

Getting a little distance

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com It's your mother, isn't it? It's usually our mothers. But it can be anyone, and why is it so easy to believe the bad stuff? This post will be about writing, yet our whole lives are built around what others might think or what we think of ourselves. I've discussed... Continue Reading →

I’m a fan!

Photo by Anton Belitskiy on Pexels.com Fan fiction has been my savior. Specifically, Dragon Age fanfic, and I'm not gonna hide it. I've never done it before. It wasn't something I even read that often, but I fell in love. Gaming was my kid's world, and I joined in because of Mass Effect. I've shared... Continue Reading →

Reevaluating your life choices

Photo by energepic.com on Pexels.com There's a little secret in this business that no one wants to hear, but it is the truth. We're not making money at this. According to the Author's Guild survey of 2018 earners, author incomes were down by a whopping 42 percent to a median income of $6080. That's supplemental... Continue Reading →

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