How to Create a Healthy Writing Daily Routine

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The internet is full of writing advice, and so is this here blog. But the thing with writing advice is that most of it isn’t very good. Every writer is different, so when it comes to creating a healthy writing daily routine, you have to think about what you need and not what others are […]

How to Believe in Your Writing When You’ve Lived Your Life in Books

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Writers live inside their heads most of the time. They spend lifetimes in the stories of others and resent the time they have to spend focused on the basic tasks of being a human. That’s why learning how to believe in your writing can be so hard–your human experience comes from others and not necessarily […]

Keep Your Writing Time Sacred

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Generally speaking, this blog is a place for the profane and unholy. Not like, in an intentional way. I’m just a secular girl who was raised in a secular home and now leads a perfectly secular life. Even so, your writing time is sacred, and you should keep it that way. I don’t know a […]

The Novel Writing Routine for Schedule Haters and Space Cadets

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For years I tried to build a novel writing routine, but couldn’t make myself stick to it. Not even a little bit. That’s when I realized I was being too strict with the definition of routine, and I needed to embrace my inner space cadet. Most novel writing tips focus on consistency. This post will […]

How I Use My Traveler from Freewrite

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I’ve shared it a few times on Instagram, but now it’s time for me to tell you everything you need to know about how I use my Traveler from Freewrite. BUCKLE UP. For the record, this post isn’t sponsored. Astrohaus, the company that makes Freewrite devices, doesn’t know about me. (I mean, maybe they do? […]

Believable Characters and How to Write Them

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Writing believable characters is always a writer’s goal. But as the characters shift and change through the drafting process, it can be hard to know if you’ve done it right. The first draft is always full of good intentions. But by the end, everything has shifted from an idea shape into a story shape. And […]