Self-editing is one of the most important things we should do before we send a novel to an editor. We should also self-edit before we send an article, blog post, short story, or other writing to a client if we’re freelancing. We need to make sure whatever we’ve written is the best it can be. … Continue reading Top 10 Practical Ways to Self-edit Your Novel
What are your 2017 goals? Taking off from where I left off last week, I’m sharing my goals with you. I’ve learned how to set better goals since last year. Every year I get better and better with my writing. I learn new things through chats in my writing groups, like 10 Minute Novelists, on … Continue reading My Amazing 2017 Goals Will Rock This Year
Most writers are spending this last week reviewing their 2016 goals and looking ahead to 2017. I’ve been thinking about them for a couple of weeks. I didn’t hit all of my goals as I had wanted. But I sure gave it a better chance than last year. Every year things improve more for me. … Continue reading The Good and the Bad of My 2016 Writing Goals
Four. Four times. Four times I’ve started this book, and for the first time since I “won” my first National Novel Writing Month in 2012, I “won” this year. I pat myself on the back. I am so proud. And it’s not that I’m proud that I finished the 50,000 words of the NaNoWriMo challenge. … Continue reading Did you get good results with NaNoWriMo?
Thanksgiving is a holiday in which we should be thankful for the people and the things happening our lives. Of course, we should be thankful every day for even waking alive each day and being able to take a breath. I know I am thankful for each new day, and I’m thankful for several people … Continue reading What are You Most Thankful for This Thanksgiving?
Are you a blogger? Do you have trouble coming up with ideas for your blog posts every week? I’ve struggled with this in the past, but I’ve been reading on how to find ideas. So, I’m sharing how I find ideas for keeping my blog posts fresh and for keeping the ideas flowing. 1. Read … Continue reading 7 Ways to Find Amazing Ideas for Your Blog
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
Have you added blog plugins to your WordPress website? If you have, you may be using some of the best plugins there are. If you’re not, then you will want to take a look and see which ones to add and make your website run the best. The majority of these I’m either using right … Continue reading 10 Useful Plugins You Should Have on Your Website
A challenge can either break you or make you. In my case, it has helped make me. I’ve gained confidence I didn’t have before I started this freelance challenge. Back in June, Bamidele Onibalusi, a young blogger I’ve followed for a couple of years, asked us about doing a challenge. He would set it up, … Continue reading What I Learned From This Writing Challenge
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
Choosing an editor is not an easy task. The success of your novel depends on how well it’s written and how well it’s edited. Finding an editor is much like finding a doctor or a caregiver. You want someone who will take care of you and/or your baby. Your novel is like a baby to … Continue reading How to Choose an Editor for Your Novel