Category Archives: The Writing Process

Reaching for Light

“Write a post in response to today’s one-word prompt”: REACH I’m once again using the one-word prompt to share a scene from my work-in-progress, Last Leaf Falls. Let me tell you…you don’t realize how often a word is used until you … Continue reading

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This is my Fight scene ♫ ♫

“Write a post in response to today’s one-word prompt”: FIGHT I don’t always make good use of all the daily prompts available out there on the interwebs. But I came across this one and thought I’d use it to share … Continue reading

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Facebook Page for My Writer-Self I obsessed over whether or not to start a “writer page” on Facebook for my writer-self. I know you’ve all been waiting for it, and by “all” I’m referring to you Mom, (just kidding, my … Continue reading

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Free the Muse with Music –Tip for Writer’s Block

Great advice to be found in “Stomp Writer’s Block. Let Loose!”. Music often saves me. When you’re facing a writer’s block, this post suggests you let loose with some tunes—cynical neighbours and cats be damned. “I pick a song that … Continue reading

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Music as Writing Inspiration

What do you listen to for writing inspiration? Check out this goosebump-inducing mix, composed by Adrian von Ziegler:

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The Importance of Choosing the Right Music for Your Book Trailer

A little while back, I posted a link to my cheezy amateur book trailer. I chose a song by Austra, called Hurt Me Now. Something about the song captured the darkness and desperation of my protagonist’s story. It’s always amazed … Continue reading

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Book Trailer Fun

Creating a visual with music helps you step into your story world I made a cheezy amateur “book trailer” for my work-in-progress…. I had never used Windows Movie Maker or anything before, so it was kind of an experiment. Made … Continue reading

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Want More Conflict in Your Novel? Go DM & Balance the Party

Originally posted on Kristen Lamb's Blog:
Recently, I’ve added homeschooling The Spawn to the list of what I already do. Blog, write books, teach, run two small businesses and keeping a house clean, the yard mowed, and my family…

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Is writing an innate talent or a learned skill?

Answer? Who cares. In her post,  “Do I have writing talent? You’re asking the wrong question,” Suzannah Windsor Freeman asks, “What if we agreed to stop wondering ‘Do I have talent?’ in favour of another question: ‘How can I improve my writing?’ … Continue reading

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I FALL TO PIECES – #firstdraftproblems

Read a great post by the awesome blogger and author Kristen Lamb, called “Five Warning Signs Your Story Needs Revision”, where she shares what glaring newbie mistakes editors and agents look out for while screening manuscripts. I especially liked Red … Continue reading

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