Journaling – The Right (or Wrong) Way to Do It

Journaling for me has always been hard. Not hard as in finding the right journal (there are dozens of pretty choices out there) but hard as in actually writing. I would make a entry, and in three months make another one. And that’s just not how journaling is supposed to work, right? You’re supposed to […]

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Behind the Scenes of My Writing Day

I don’t know about you, but I love the “behind the scenes” of a movie. It’s fascinating to me to know what went on to make the movie what it was, the makeup, the hair, the props. I have five of the six movie books for The Hobbit.  And while I was disappointed with the […]

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How to Organize Your Story World (Even if You Aren’t an Organized Person

Building a story world is hard. You have to create cultures, races, traditions, food, and the list goes on. While many writers (myself included) can find the process fun, keeping up with it all can be overwhelming. Many of my writing friends swear by Scrivener. I tried it, and hated it. I much prefer having […]

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3 Things I’ve Learned From Writing

Writing is hard. Trying to churn out words to form a plot, characters, and other worlds is draining. It’s not as easy as some think. Doesn’t it just annoy you when people say things like, “You just write don’t you? It’s not that hard,” or, “All you have to do is name people and give […]

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