Writing a character with Down Syndrome (DS) can be refreshing, empowering, loving, and yet fraught with fears. What if I screw this up? What if I misrepresent someone? What if I unintentionally fall into stereotypes, biases and offend someone? You don’t want your fears to suppress the inclusivity in your writing. But you are still […]
If you’ve been a writer for more than 3.5 seconds, then you might be asking yourself, why do writers hate adverbs? Almost every how-to book on writing, author blog, or course on writing lectures at length on the evils of adverbs. As one of eight major parts of language, you think they would get more
In this post, I want to share with you the best free resources for NaNoWriMo for beginners. NaNoWriMo is National Novel Writing Month. If you don’t know about NaNoWriMo, every November writers from around the world attempt to write 50,000 words or more in 30 days. I’m going to share with you lots of tools.
As a new writer, I remember not having a clue about social media or how to use it for my writing. I wondered, is social media good or bad for writers? Does social media work for writers? It’s time to get to the bottom of these questions. It’s time to find the final answer. It
If you have heard of Pat Flynn and Bluehost, then you can make $500 per day. It sounds too good to be true, I know. But, in this case, it really is possible. Here’s how Pat Flynn + Bluehost = Make $500 per Day. Pat Flynn is known to work with Bluehost as an affiliate.
You are probably asking, “Can I take a screenshot and use it on my blog?”, “Are screenshots illegal?”, and “Will I get in legal trouble?” Maybe you’ve even asked around or gone online to find an answer only to be met with conflicting advice. If so, I’ve done the same exact thing. It can be
What’s the most embarrassingly awkward thing that can happen at a writer’s conference, convention, or workshop? Read this post to find out. These are the absolute worst writing conference horror stories I’ve ever heard (Use this post as your ultimate writing conference checklist of what NOT to do!.) Then, after the hilarious cringe-fest, keep reading
If love stories make you swoon and comedies make you belly laugh like a deranged raccoon, then horror stories make you clench your gut, slam shut your eyes, and pray for the nightmare to end. Scary stories deliver fear. That’s their job. But can you write a scary story in 150 words? That’s a question
Great writers are great learners. And where do we all go to learn something new – be it fly fishing, microwave maintenance, or DIY truck bed hot tubs (Just me?)? YouTube! It’s not all car parts and kittens, though. There’s plenty of secrets to glean about writing, publishing, building a readership, and marketing your books. That’s
What is a Writing Sprint? Writing sprints are timed writing sessions of usually 15-60 minutes where writers try to achieve a specific word count or write as many words as possible. Just like running sprints, writing sprints aim to maximize results in minimal time. We are going to explore exactly how to do just that…every time.