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The Star Sticker Method: Does It Really Work?

National Novel Writing Month is over! Every year I feel like it is the longest month of my life, and then BAM. It’s December. This year for NaNoWriMo, in tandem with the normal manners of accountability, I decided to see if I could amp up my productivity and word count by using Alexa Donne’s Star… Continue reading The Star Sticker Method: Does It Really Work?

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NaNoWriMo Weeks 2 & 3: Survival Tips

Have you ever had days where you feel like you have a limited number of words in you and once you hit it, you can’t produce anymore? That is me this week. National Novel Writing Month is well under way now and I’ve been meaning to write this blog post, but since I have hit… Continue reading NaNoWriMo Weeks 2 & 3: Survival Tips

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Productivity Power Up: The Star Sticker Method

Confession time. I can absolutely be motivated by star stickers. I recently came across Alexa Donne’s video about the Star Sticker Method and I sorta kicked myself for not thinking of it before. I don’t know about you, but there is just something about getting those gold stars that gives me a buzz.  That being… Continue reading Productivity Power Up: The Star Sticker Method

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Accelerating Growth through Accountability

Accountability is a key factor in producing results and exponential growth as a writer. Yes, sometimes it is easier just to "do your thing" and not worry about keeping track, but accountability has worked magic in my journey as a writer and I want to share my experience with you. It is my hope that… Continue reading Accelerating Growth through Accountability

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Reading for Research

Reading for research is one of my favorite parts of the writing process. I love discovering new genres and learning what already has been done. It is exhilarating to find a new book to love, something that has happened to me on multiple occasions through this process. I have grown from the "research reading" I’ve… Continue reading Reading for Research

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Book Recommendation: Million Dollar Outlines, by David Farland

I’m so excited to share with you my latest read on writing! A few weeks ago, I finished Million Dollar Outlines, by David Farland. I first heard of the book when I attended David Farland’s “Writing Enchanted Prose” class at Fyrecon last year, and bought it because I don’t have great skill in outlining. I… Continue reading Book Recommendation: Million Dollar Outlines, by David Farland

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Gracefully Accepting Criticism

Criticism is a hard pill to swallow. But just as it is important to give criticism constructively, it is important to receive criticism gracefully, even when you don’t ask for it. Because criticism can be your greatest catalyst for growth, here are some ideas for taking criticism gracefully and what to look for in criticism… Continue reading Gracefully Accepting Criticism

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Constructive Critiques

Giving and receiving critiques is a critical part of the writing process. It is the secret sauce that helps writers take their prose from rough drafts to best sellers. It is a way that we, as writers, can support each other in our common goal of improving our craft and our work.  Giving other writers… Continue reading Constructive Critiques

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Bullet Journaling for Writers

Finding a good planner for writing can be a struggle. I looked for years and couldn’t find one that worked well with what I needed as a writer. And truth be told, I didn’t really know what I needed as a writer because I was (and still am) trying to figure out my process. I… Continue reading Bullet Journaling for Writers

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The Mental Game of Writing Your First Book

My dear friends, I have finally achieved one of my longest held life dreams.  I. WROTE.  A BOOK!  I typed “the end” on DEMON FALL on June 27th and was happy with my last two chapters on July 3rd. I can’t even describe how good it feels to finally join the ranks of people who… Continue reading The Mental Game of Writing Your First Book