Self-Help for Writers & Book Review: GMC: Goal, Motivation and Conflict by Debra Dixon

First of all: Great book. I haven't read many of these how-to-write books but this is one of my favorites. It's short and to the point, discussing the what, why, how of GMC: Goal, Motivation and Conflict. It's all you need to tell a good story, it's what going to make your characters come alive... Continue Reading →

NaNoWriMo Update & Doing New Things!

Let's just rip the band-aid off quickly, shall we? I haven't written nearly enough for my NaNoWriMo project this year. Considering it's already the 14th, and I've barely scratched the bottom of 12.000 words, I'm not hopeful about "winning". Last year, I did it all in a week, and though I wasn't planning on doing... Continue Reading →

You Finished Your First Draft, What Now?

Other than perhaps actually publishing a book, nothing's as sweet as that moment when you write the ending of your first draft, whether that's just a final full stop or if you type out THE END. It's an amazing feeling. The first time I did it, I remember that feeling quickly being washed over with... Continue Reading →

Why Do You Do It If You Hate It?

Most of the time I love writing. It's a passion, it's a hobby, it's an art, it's a job, whichever way you cut it, I love doing it. There's just something about taking those stories inside my head and creating them on paper, watching them unfold, unwrapping the mysteries, and see them grow that makes... Continue Reading →

Writing More By Writing Less

My schedule has changed a lot recently. I'm trying to read more regularly, I play more guitar and accidentally joined a band, so I have to practice for that, and I've changed up my gym program. All of these thing, in combination with the normal, boring stuff like sleeping, eating, and going to a job... Continue Reading →

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