In the Family · Writing Mentors

Seeking A Foreign Guest Post About Writing

Guest Blog Post Extravaganza! Hi everyone, Today I was thinking it would be extremely fun to have a guest post from a foreign writer on my blog. By ‘foreign’ I mean anyone who is not a citizen of the United States; I do not mean a person has to speak a language other than English.… Continue reading Seeking A Foreign Guest Post About Writing

Book Reviews · Musings · My Writing

Of Writing Progress and Reading Steampunk

Recently I joined a fun website to keep myself accountable about writing something every day, even if it’s just journaling. The website requires you to write 750 words a day, and gives you badges as rewards for hitting special rungs of the ladder. Here’s a bit of a journal entry today; please excuse my sleepy… Continue reading Of Writing Progress and Reading Steampunk

How Writers Write · Musings · YA-related

The Melding of the Minds, Part 2 – My Story

Good morning, everyone! Today is a good day. Sometimes I have trouble thinking positively, even in the morning, but today feels pretty good so far. Today, I’m going to finish my little duet on writing one’s gender opposite. My previous post, The Melding of the Minds, Part 1, discussed famous men and women who have… Continue reading The Melding of the Minds, Part 2 – My Story

How Writers Write · Musings

The Melding of the Minds, Part 1 – Two Writers Talk About Writing Your Gender-Opposite

I have been struggling to get this post out, and am sorry to say it is coming about two weeks later than I wanted it to. Life has gotten in the way, as it does sometimes. I decided as a sort of compromise that I might make this post into 2 parts, since it is a… Continue reading The Melding of the Minds, Part 1 – Two Writers Talk About Writing Your Gender-Opposite

How Writers Write · Musings

Outlining Your Book VS. “By the Seat of Your Pants”, AKA “Pantser-ing” It

Today I read a great guest blog post over on Writer Unboxed about outlining your novel before writing it, versus writing straight-off from your mind with no outline, “by the seat of your pants,” as the saying goes. I like what the writer had to say there, and it got me thinking…am I a pantser, or… Continue reading Outlining Your Book VS. “By the Seat of Your Pants”, AKA “Pantser-ing” It