This is a page where I compiled all my writing posts from over the years to one easy to find place. This page is divided into 6 sections, A Writer’s Life, Writer’s Block, Boosting Creativity, How to Write, Editing, and Other Writing Stuff. Some of the sections are further broken down into subcategories.
One thing I have learned as a writer is that to be truly successful, I need supports or tools to help get the job done––that goes for all of us. I hope you consider this page part of your own toolbox––the writer’s toolbox––as you continue on your amazing writing journey.
I will continue to add to this page as I write more posts on the craft on writing. So keep checking back!
Beginning Writer: What You Should Know
A New Way of Writing: The Magic of Inspired Action
5 Steps to Setting Up a Daily Habit of Writing
Everything Else Comes First, Before I Write
To Be a Good Writer Means to Be a Good Thinker
Writing, a Never Ending Journey of Exploration and Learning
Finding Your Writing Style and Voice
Writing Groups: Not For All Writers All of the Time
5 Ways to Find Time to Write
The Magic of Reading
The Journey of a Creative Life
Should I Write a Short Story or a Novel?
How Many Many Drafts Does it Take to Finish a Novel?
Publication: Why the Rush?
Journaling series Part 1: Why is Journaling Important?
Journaling series Part 2: What is Journaling?
Journaling series Part 1: How to Stick to Journaling?
The Missing Muse Part 1: Where Did the Magic Go?
The Missing Muse Part 2: Rediscovering the Magic
Writing Procrastination and What to Do About It
Want to Be More Creative? Bring Out the Inner Child
The Amazing Benefits of Free Writing
More on Focused Free Writing
Creating Opportunities to Be More Creative
The Benefit of Writing Prompts
Writing Exercise: Blue Moon
Writing Exercise: The Peacock’s Friend
Writing Prompts: Daily Writing Prompts App
Building Good Characters
A Study of Character: At the Park
A Study of Character: At the Mall
What is World Building
The Seven Deadly Sins of World Building
Writing Fight Scenes
Fight Scenes Part 1: An Introduction
Fight Scenes Part 2: Physical Difference
Fight Scenes Part 3: Hand to Hand Combat
Fight Scenes Part 4: Weapons
Fight Scenes Part 5: Psychological Warfare
Description Part 1: Elements of Good Description
Description Part 2: 6 Pitfalls of Description
Description Part 3: The Secret to Good Description
Common Words to Avoid in Writing
Common Phrases Used By Authors
The LY Rule
Point of View
What is Deep Third or Deep POV?
The Difficulty of Writing From Multiple POVs
Understanding the Foundations of Plot
5 Ways to Untangle Plot
The Three Acts of a Story
A Breakdown of Plot Diagrams
Plotting Your Novel By Writing From the Middle
3 Ways to Make an Engaging Start to Story, Chapter, or Novel
Adding More Depth and/or Emotion
Putting More Emotion Into Your Writing
Evoke Strong Emotion With Memories
Using Body Language to Tell Your Story
Writing About the Things We Fear
Some Things to Keep in Mind When Self-Editing
The Dreaded “It”
Writing Filters to Use: The Big Picture Filters Part 1
Writing Filters to Use: The Big Picture Filters Part 2
Writing Filters to Use: The Big Picture Filters Part 3
Writing Filters to Use: The Finer Detail Filters
Stages of Writing: Freestyle vs. Rewriting Vs. Editing
The Truth About Flashbacks
My NOT Marketing Plan
5 Twitter Tags for Writers
Novel Submission Part 1: The Query Package
Novel Submission Part 2: Writing and Effective Cover Letter
Novel Submission Part 3: Creating Multiple Synopses
Evernote: A Great Way to Keep Track of Notes and Information