Archive for the ‘ Writing Tips ’ Category

How to NOT write a novel in 3 days: #3DNC 2016 wrap-up

So, let's start with the bad news first: I failed to finish my 3 Day Novel, Manbots Attack!, this year. Indeed, I only came up with 5,926 total words over three days. 6,789 counting my outline. Pathetic! On day one, I wrote only 2,687 words. One day two, I wrote 1,599 more words. And on day three I wrote 1,640 words. But I know what I did wrong. And I think I know how to fix it. Continue Reading...

Top 10 Takeaways: Antoinette Kuritz, Founder of the La Jolla Writer’s Conference

Last night I attended the monthly meeting of the San Diego Writers and Editors Guild. The guest speaker was Antoinette Kuritz, founder of the La Jolla Writer's Conference. She spoke about a wide variety of subjects related to writing, publishing and marketing, packing in a ton of information in just an hour. Here are my Top 10 Takeaways: Use both CreateSpace and Ingram Spark when publishing Continue Reading...

Top 10 Ways Writers Can Sneak in a Workout

My husband and I haven't been super happy with our local gym, so recently we made the decision to drop our membership and sign up elsewhere. We had tried out the Aztec Recreation Center at SDSU on a free week-long trial membership, back when we first moved to San Diego, and thought their facilities were really great, so we finally made the switch. Why didn't we do this sooner? The ARC is a Continue Reading...

#HumpDayReviews: Nobody Wants to Read Your Shit by Steven Pressfield

Over the weekend, I downloaded a free copy of Steven Pressfield's latest book, Nobody Wants to Read Your Shit, and tore through it. I highly recommend it to all writers, especially those who are just starting out – whether that's starting from the very beginning, or stepping into a new genre. I'm definitely going to be recommending it to all of my editing clients! So what's so great Continue Reading...

Top 10 Ways to Celebrate Reaching Your Goals

In keeping with my theme this week of celebrating reaching my 100,000 word goal for the year (6 whole months early, woohoo!), I've decided to make a list of the top 10 ways you can celebrate reaching your goals. The goals being celebrated don't have to be as monumental as writing 100,000 words, though; you should celebrate every milestone in your life! So, here are a few favorites... 10. Treat Continue Reading...