2018 is here, and I’m ready for it. How about you? I’ve set some new and better goals, and I’m ready to crush them! Last year I had six goals. However, I didn’t hit many of them. A couple of them I even fell short quite a bit. At first I felt like a failure … Continue reading My Amazing 2018 Goals Will Rock This Year
To do or not to do Facebook, that is the question. People say they stay off of Facebook because it’s not that important to them. As much as I would like to avoid this social media some days, I can’t. You’re probably thinking, Why not? Avoiding Facebook isn’t that easy for me. Up until March … Continue reading Top 7 Reasons I Can’t Give up Facebook
One of the toughest niches to break into is travel writing. It’s one of the niches I enjoy writing. One of the reasons it’s hard is because the niche has some qualities that the other writing niches don’t. However, if you are determined to write travel articles, it can be done. Make sure you have … Continue reading 8 Qualities You Need to be a Great Travel Writer
National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo, arrives in a few days so I’m plotting out the book I’ll write during the annual event. I’m attempting for the third time to write the third book of a trilogy. I’m hoping third time’s a charm, as the saying goes. I’m ready for this novel to be done. … Continue reading Why is Preparing for NaNoWriMo so Difficult?
All writers need to be readers, too. After all, reading makes us better writers. We not only need to be better writers by learning grammar and punctuation, but how to structure our stories. Most importantly, we need to be the best communicator we can be. Becoming a good writer takes time and practice. Reading books … Continue reading The 12 Most Helpful Writing Books Every Writer Needs
Traveling to either to a place you’ve been or a new place is always a fun time. A travel article is a fun way to share a trip you’ve taken either on your blog or as a guest on a website. Of course, figuring out how to write the article may not be as fun, … Continue reading How to Write an Awesome Travel Article
The hardest part of writing a novel is the plot. Without a great plot, you have no novel. Without a novel, you have no readers. Along with the plot, you need a hook. Even if you have a plot, you need a hook to get your readers into the plot and keep them reading. Without … Continue reading What Is the Hardest Part of Writing a Novel?
Being a freelance writer is a job I’ve always wanted to do. It’s my dream job. I love writing and being able to travel so becoming a writer is a great combination. However, I’m discovering it’s not as easy as it looks. The job has its challenges. Some of which are easy to overcome if … Continue reading 12 Challenges an Excellent Freelance Writer Has to Overcome
Have you heard of Canva? If you’re a writer, you must give it a try! A couple of years ago, I learned about Canva through the 10 Minute Novelists. A couple of the other writers used it to do their graphics for various things. Now that I’m using it, I can’t stop. My designs have … Continue reading 4 Ways Canva Is Amazing for Writers
Challenges as a kid scared the heck out of me. I didn’t want to lose, and it’s not because I was a competitive person. I was afraid the other kids would make fun of me. Of course, challenges back then were silly things like climbing a tree or riding a bike through a mean neighbor’s … Continue reading Why Challenges are Good for You
Understanding the kinds of editors is one of the hardest things for writers. At least that has been my experience as an editor. Usually new writers have a tougher time understanding the differences, but sometimes the experienced ones aren’t quite sure either. I had the honor of leading a chat for the 10 Minute Novelists … Continue reading 4 Editors Who Help You Perfect Your Novels
Fiverr is a website where you can order a gig for $5. The gigs, or jobs as some people might call them, are anything from writing and editing to the fun and bizarre, like writing your name on the beach, sending a picture in coffee to you, or singing songs in the jungle. A few … Continue reading 5 Amazing Reasons Why You Should Use Fiverr