10 Steps to Writing Your First Book

When I was 14 years old I wrote my first book. When I was 19 I published my first book. And when I look back at that first book I laugh like a lunatic because I did not know what grammar was. Or a decent plot line. But the experience of writing it taught me everything.

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My NaNoWriMo Strategy

It’s November, which means NaNoWriMo!

If you’re unfamiliar, NaNoWriMo is short for National Novel Writing Month. Writers around the world join together to write 50,000+ words of their novel in 30 short days. It’s a rush of adrenaline, stress, and complete madness. But as a writer, I love it.

Because NaNo is so high intensity for a writer (you do the work of months/years in only one month) it’s important to have strategies for making it work. As this is my first time (after years of putting it off) I’ve still written several novels. So I’ve taken my novel writing strategies, streamlined them, and now I’m going to share how I’m going to survive NaNoWriMo 2015!Read More

Why You Should Keep a Diary

I am an avid diary writer. When I was in grade school and didn’t have the energy to hold a pen at night, I used to dictate to my mother so she would write for me.

Diary writing is something that I’ve naturally always felt is a good idea. What could possibly be wrong with writing down the day? And as I’ve grown older, I have plenty of filled up Moleskines stock full with years of Morgan. Having a diary has been a mental relaxation that I’ve used for as long as I can remember. I mean, Colin Clark wrote a bestseller with his diary! Anne Frank became a household name from hers!

Writing a diary is something I believe everyone should do because it’s cathartic and helps relieve stress. Both of which are things people need more of. So I’ve made a list of why everyone should have a diary!Read More

My Advice For New Bloggers

Four and a half years ago I discovered blogging. And let me tell you, it was a doozy. I found out there was a lot more than just typing up my thoughts a few times a week, it was actually A WHOLE LOT MORE. And I wish I’d had someone who could guide me through all the mess that was discovering blogging and ultimately creating a blog I could be proud of. And now I’m going to do that for you, a new blogger.

The 4 Pieces of Advice I Wish Someone Had Given Me: Blogging Edition

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