Novel By Critique Group

Welcome to Toolbox Saturday where you'll find tools for various things from writing to whatever. I've picked up a lot of great writing tips from Roz Morris' blog and absolutely love her book Nail Your Novel. The following is one of the many useful posts she's written. I rewrote my novel through a critique group … Continue reading Novel By Critique Group

Following Your Passion

Welcome to Toolbox Saturday where you'll find tools for various things from writing to whatever. I just finished another scene of Apprentice Cat. Wahoo!! Each day I get just a little closer to finishing the entire book. That makes me feel great. There are days when I wondered if I was doing what I'm supposed … Continue reading Following Your Passion

When the Ideas Come

Welcome to Toolbox Saturday where you'll find tools for various things from writing to whatever. There are times in every writer's life when ideas will come flooding in -- but not for the story you're working on.  You don't want to forget those little gems because they would be great in another story, yet they're … Continue reading When the Ideas Come

Is God Necessary In Christian Fiction?

In Mike Duran's post How Do We “Glorify God” in Our Writing? I discovered I wasn't the only person asking if you can write a Christian story without specifically mentioning God. As Mike points out, it seems most Christian writers (and I would say most Christians) think you absolutely must include God specifically in a story in order for it to … Continue reading Is God Necessary In Christian Fiction?

Rough Drafts Aren’t The Only Things That Need Editing

As I continue wrestling with my WIP, Apprentice Cat, using Larry Brooks' Story Engineering strategies, I've suddenly realized it's not just the writing I'll need to edit. Pantsers know (or should know) that they'll be writing draft after draft in order to get the story just right. Plotters, on the other hand, use different methods … Continue reading Rough Drafts Aren’t The Only Things That Need Editing

Is Butt Glue Necessary When Writing?

When you want to be a career author you can't just write when the muse is singing. Sometimes you do need a little butt glue to keep you from wandering around doing everything but writing. That's true... except when it isn't. Is butt glue always necessary? Today I learned a very interesting thing about my … Continue reading Is Butt Glue Necessary When Writing?

Marketing Monday: Pay With A Tweet

I find a lot of interesting marketing ploys during my research times. Most of them are schemes or ideas that make a highly sensitive person such as myself shudder. However, there are a few I find intriguing. One such idea is called Pay with a Tweet. What is Pay with a Tweet? Simply put, this … Continue reading Marketing Monday: Pay With A Tweet