Why I guard my writing time jealously

“You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.”
― Ray Bradbury, Zen in the Art of Writing

If you are the sort of person who enjoys writing—you just enjoy writing. It’s a form of therapy that isn’t optional. You need writing to feel well, both mentally and physically. Finding the time to write is not always easy when our lives are busy. It doesn’t matter how much or how little time you … Continue reading Why I guard my writing time jealously

Write Better Fiction: Protagonist Point Of View Scenes

Today on Write Better Fiction we’ll cover the Protagonist. Write Better Fiction is a process to help you critique your own manuscript and give yourself feedback. This will help you improve your novel, so you’re ready to submit it to an editor. Check the bottom of this post for links to previous Write Better Fiction … Continue reading Write Better Fiction: Protagonist Point Of View Scenes

How to make your own editing rules sheet

Professionally known as a Style Sheet. I’m not referring to a list of what matches what hanging in your closet. Or the hottest trends from InStyle Magazine.  No, this is a document where you define the writing style and rules that apply to your WIP. Is the style of your WIP American or British English?  Do you use contractions? … Continue reading How to make your own editing rules sheet

The 100 Best Websites for Writers in 2016 (Link)

If you are looking for some fresh ideas on writing blogs and sites to follow, here is a great list of suggestions on blogging, the writing craft, entrepreneurship, freelancing, marketing, publishing and writing communities. >The 100 Best Websites for Writers in 2016

Snow overdose – January 2016 in Sequoia and Yosemite National Parks

Fish Camp, just outside Yosemite National Park

I thought given all the snowy pictures everyone is putting up on internet that I would share some of our snowy pictures from the last few weeks when we were travelling to Sequoia and Yosemite national parks. Apparently, they had not had snow this bad in seven years and it unloaded just for our walking holiday! We … Continue reading Snow overdose – January 2016 in Sequoia and Yosemite National Parks

Is writing a lonely pursuit? #amwriting

Writing is a lonely pursuit

Most people who write do so alone. Yes, it's possible to write sitting in a coffee shop, and in the midst of bustling venues of all kinds, but often, we don't. Fundamentally, writing is about our innermost thoughts going down onto paper (or its electronic equivalent). When we write, we step into our head and … Continue reading Is writing a lonely pursuit? #amwriting