Last week, I gave you a lazy outline, and in that I talked about listing out and creating your characters first before diving in to write. Now, let me talk about the character creation. When I get to writing down my characters, I've already spent a long time mentally creating them. I've spent a long … Continue reading Preptober #2: Plots Aren’t Scary Just Time Consuming
I am a dreadful outliner. I barely plan my blog posts (I've gotten better, but sometimes my topics are spur of the moment). But I am trying to get better at my writing, at my blogging, and consequently, better at my outlining. So let's work together to create a lazy writer's outline. Or more of … Continue reading Preptober #1: A Lazy Writer’s Guide to an Outline
The NaNoWriMo season is upon us. Next month will be Preptober and then in November, writers from around the world will attempt to put pen to paper (or fingers to keys) and write 50k words in just 30 days. Crazy right? National Novel Writing Month has been around for years. In fact, the very first … Continue reading NaNoWriMo: Pantser vs Plotter
Next weekend is basically the last real summer holiday weekend of the year (at least in the United States): Labor Day Weekend. It's usually the last hurrah for kids before school. The last chance the weather will actually work with you for a BBQ and pool time. The last chance to express your feelings to … Continue reading Vacation Prompts
Hello stress, my name is Bee. This month was crazy. I visited family. I realized my new job is harder than I first thought. I got overwhelmed. I read three books. I wrote 6 blog posts. I attended book club meetings. I reached out to friends. I joined a gym and couldn't walk for a … Continue reading Camp NaNoWriMo Wrap-Up 2019
It's the last week of Camp NaNoWriMo and I know there's a few of you out there freaking out because you haven't reached your goal yet. Have no fear, I'm here to help. With a Summer Camp Word Crawl. What's a Word Crawl? Penning from a similar real life activity (known as a pub crawl), … Continue reading Summer Camp Word Crawl
I'm 110% ready for the backlash I'm going to get for this one. I know a lot of people hate the word very. They hate the word very, very much. I tend to get defensive over the blacklisting of words that aren't harming anyone. I know that there are words we should remove from our … Continue reading In the defense of the word very.