Tag: writing advice

My Panels at SL Comic Con FanX 2016: Gaining Writer Resilience, Writing Tough Topics for YA, and Going Beyond Steampunk Goggles

SL Comic Con FanX 2016 is upon us! Here’s what I’m promoting and where I’ll be. First of all, this is my first time having a booth, so look for my boutique press Misch Masch Publishing in Artist’s Alley, with CrankLeft. Our address is Teal 3. Come say hi! I’m promoting three books: First, the Peacock Lavine and the Aetherian Fates of Nott series, … Read More My Panels at SL Comic Con FanX 2016: Gaining Writer Resilience, Writing Tough Topics for YA, and Going Beyond Steampunk Goggles

My Panelist Schedule for Comic Con 2015 #FanX15 in SLC

I am super excited to be a panelist at next week’s Comic Con 2015: Fan Experience in Salt Lake City, Utah. The last couple have been an absolute blast!  For all you writers, my book about how to save your poor wrists while amplifying your hourly word count came out a month ago: HOW TO DICTATE YOUR WRITING LIKE IT’S…2015. The first book in my middle … Read More My Panelist Schedule for Comic Con 2015 #FanX15 in SLC

Sabotage! 7 Ways to Deal with Writing Saboteurs

I don’t have any saboteurs of my writing at the moment–and it occurred to me, that’s just the time to write this post! Because I have had writing saboteurs in the past and human nature being what it is, I’m sure to have them in the future. I love this definition of sabotage by Merriam Webster: Sabotage:  The act of destroying or damaging something … Read More Sabotage! 7 Ways to Deal with Writing Saboteurs

Writing Morally Complex Characters

I’ve found that writing morally complex characters boils down to simultaneously setting them up to fail and succeed. At some juncture in the story, even a “good” character should seem just as likely to make the wrong choice as the right one! Strong characters are described in layers so that by the time they reach a decision point, readers legitimately wonder what this character … Read More Writing Morally Complex Characters

But Have You Been Willing to Get Crazy? 20 Ways to Sacrifice More to Be a Writer

You’ve prioritized. You’ve communicated your goal to others in your life to negotiate more writing time. You’ve shown at least some discipline! But if you haven’t committed to measures that feel a little bit crazy, you may be missing opportunities to become a more productive writer. I say this based on my experience of never getting anywhere with my writing for far too long. It feels … Read More But Have You Been Willing to Get Crazy? 20 Ways to Sacrifice More to Be a Writer

Top 100 Twitter Hashtags for Writers in 2014

Check out more than 100 Twitter hashtags in eight essential categories: Learning to write Learning to market or self-publish Connecting with other writers Using writing prompts Staying accountable with writing goals such as word count Staying up to date on your genre and audience Staying up to date on specific ebook platforms Promoting your finished work to readers Hash What? Hashtags are those descriptive … Read More Top 100 Twitter Hashtags for Writers in 2014

Writing Characters Who Are Female, Not Females Who Are Characters

Characters I enjoy reading about are written for their personality and decisions first and foremost. On the other hand, I do not think I have ever fallen in love with characters who were described primarily by their gender stereotypes. Maybe when I was five, watching Aurora, Snow White, and Cinderella as interpreted by Disney but I’ll get to that in a minute. This is part … Read More Writing Characters Who Are Female, Not Females Who Are Characters