Types of Writers – Strengths and Weaknesses of the Distracted Writer

Strengths - The distracted writer is always, always, always thinking of new story ideas. He or she sees the entire world as a source for inspiration, and never lacks for ideas in a project. Unlike writers with more of a control freak tendency, distracted writers don't feel an overwhelming need to plan out every detail of... Continue Reading →

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Types of Writers – Strengths and Weaknesses of The Control Freak

A thought occurred to me the other day when I was talking to my friend and fellow author Genevieve Raas (Her upcoming novel, Spin, is incredible! I am so smug to have read an advanced copy!). She and I were sharing our writing challenges and successes, and I was baffled by the differences in our writing... Continue Reading →

Overcoming Self-Doubt as an Author

To be a writer, or artist in general, is to live with chronic self doubt. If you don't have moments where you look at your work and wonder how you could have poured years of your life into your art only to produce a heaping pile of putrid garbage, you are a minority in the... Continue Reading →

On Editing

Only two days left to send your manuscripts in for the Tweener Time Chapter Book Competition! If you are anything like me, you're probably panicking right about now, trying to do some last-minute editing. Truth be told, I did most of my proofreading the night before the deadline. It can be an overwhelming task, and... Continue Reading →

Writing Process and Outlines

Over the weekend, I finished the first draft of my manuscript. It pleases me to say that I achieved my goal of finishing it before I turned 18. After writing four books, I have learned what to expect in every stage of my writing. Everyone has their own process when working on a project-- and... Continue Reading →

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