Is your writing going way too well? Confidence high? Productivity off the charts? Well, I’m here to help. Here are 10 easy steps for knocking your writing career into the dirt. Make excuses for not writing. (FYI: social media, making “mood boards,” household chores, and shopping for cute notebooks are all good excuses.) Refuse to […]
You’ve heard the advice to “turn off your inner editor” as you get your first draft down on paper. That’s great advice. But I don’t always follow it. To find out why, pop over to the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers blog this week to read my article “Writing Process: Shutting Down Your Inner Editor—Or Not.” […]
Writing can go through seasons—some seasons are hot and fast, filled with fireworks, while others are cold and sluggish, like a Sunday morning in December. After one of those cold, unproductive seasons, getting back to our computers to do some fiction writing can feel like a sun-kissed reward for having survived all those lost gloves […]
Have you ever really thought about how music can affect your creativity, the stories you tell, or even the characters in your stories? I write about connections between writing and music this week on the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers blog: “Where Words Fail, Music Speaks.” I’ll see you back here in a couple of weeks!
As I write this, it’s a balmy 2 degrees Fahrenheit here on the eastern plains of Colorado. (That’s –17 Celsius, for those of us who can’t do the conversion in our heads.) As someone whose fingers turn to ice when it dips below 72, I’m not in what I’d call my “happy place” right now. […]
If you have a writer’s blog (or any blog, really), do you struggle with finding the perfect photo or picture to illustrate your ideas? I often do. So I’ve put together some tips I’ve used to find and credit the perfect photo for a blog, and I’ve posted them on the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writer’s […]