creative writing · fog

NaNo Diaries // A Day in the Life of a Wrimo

Hey everyone! I thought I'd do something fun for today's NaNo Diaries post. I want to "show and tell" my typical day and how I squeeze writing into my schedule haha. Tell me about how you fit writing into your day!! 5:45AM. The alarm rings. I press snooze several times until it is 6AM when… Continue reading NaNo Diaries // A Day in the Life of a Wrimo

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NaNo Diaries // 24-Hour Write-A-Thon Recap!

Hello everyone! As I am writing this, it is Day 3 of NaNoWriMo and... gosh I got to say I am zonked out and ready to sleep! So, this past weekend I decided to do something really bold and intense... I did a 24-hour write-a-thon. I got the idea from Emily, a fellow blogger-writer, and… Continue reading NaNo Diaries // 24-Hour Write-A-Thon Recap!

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How I Outlined My NaNo Novel

Hey everyone!! We are getting really close to November (yikes!!!) and I think I got my NaNoWriMo novel kind of planned out (maybe??) so I thought I'd share my outlining process with you guys. First thing's first, what is NaNoWriMo? NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month. It is an event, occurring annually every November,… Continue reading How I Outlined My NaNo Novel

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My Editing Process Part 2 (+ more templates!)

Hey everyone! It's time to talk about editing again! Editing is a big, complicated process so that's why I dedicated two posts to this topic. Last time, we talked about recruiting beta-readers and compiling feedback. In today's post, we will talk about how to incorporate beta-reader feedback into our edits. Disclaimer: This is not the… Continue reading My Editing Process Part 2 (+ more templates!)

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My Editing Process Part 1 (template included!)

Hello everyone! Editing seems like a daunting task, to take an entire novel that is 80 to 100K words and (somehow) make it better. Editing also seems endless: when do you ever stop?! There seems to always be ways to make improvements on a manuscript. A few years back when I was editing an old… Continue reading My Editing Process Part 1 (template included!)

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The 15-Beat Method for Writers: My Thoughts!

Hey everyone! I've been talking about the 15-Beat method for outlining a novel for a while, and it seemed like some of you were curious about it... so here we go! A few points that I want to hit before we start: The 15-Beat Method, also known as "Blake Snyder's Beat Sheet" is a fairly… Continue reading The 15-Beat Method for Writers: My Thoughts!

children of the sun · creative writing · never forget

I finished my WIP!!!! (& a snippet)

Hello everyone! YUP. You heard me right. I feel like I've been writing Never Forget for the LONGEST time (though, actually, it's only been 2.5 months which is quick for me) and I am finally done. DONE. Phew. That was a tough process. Don't get me wrong, I loved this novel to bits. I loved… Continue reading I finished my WIP!!!! (& a snippet)