Category: Writing

Writing Outside of Your Novel

A lot of people attribute being a writer to being a novelist. However, there are many ways to be a writer. Tom Verducci, sports writer known for covering the Chicago Cubs, is a great writer. He's written a few books, all about sports, but just because they aren't novels doesn't mean he doesn't fit in ...

Nearing Completion!

After months and months of writing Frigid Nights, my first draft is just a few writing sessions away from being complete! I wasn't really all that aware of this fact until I was nearing the end of a chapter I had just been writing when I realize I didn't have much more planned for the story. ...

Finding Time To Read

Yes, I write a lot and write about writing a lot. But one essential ingredient to becoming even a good writer is that you must read a lot. If you don't have time to read, you certainly don't have time to write. And if you do write, it probably won't be very good. I tried ...

Getting Positive Feedback

In the world of being an unknown author, praise is rare. It's rare enough to hear someone has heard you're a writer or even read your work, but to run into someone who not only reads your work but tells you they enjoy what you write and think you're a good writer is inspiring. The ...

Pushing Through the Difficult Days

Some days, you have no desire to write. Well, you do, but you just aren't in the mindset for it. No matter what you seem to write or type out, it all looks like trash that needs to be cast away so no one knows you came up with something so vile. It happens. Any ...

Perfectionism: An Excuse for Writers Who Don’t Write

You may not consider yourself a perfectionist nor would you lump your writing into any category of art that would be determined to be done by a perfectionist, but I see it used as an excuse for so many writers and other artists alike. I use this definition only a little looser than the dictionary ...

One Chapter Closer!

I just finished another chapter of Frigid Nights! I'm hoping to have the first draft finished within the next month or two and I will then be putting it to the side for at least a month before I take it through the first edit. That's when the real stress starts so I'm doing my ...

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