When You Need the Motivation to Keep Writing

This is in response to my post from a few months ago,  When The Ideas Won’t Cooperate which is about the struggles of writing. I wanted to say two things. (1) Thanks to all the people who commented on that post with motivation. It's good to know that there are other people out there who go through [...]


When The Ideas Won’t Cooperate

I am really annoyed at writing right now so this is basically just a rant, but maybe you'll find it helpful, or at least you can share your frustration with me. Writing is hard okay. It can be so difficult. I recently finished Maggie Stiefvater's The Raven Cycle, and that series fills me with a burning [...]

Why Writing is Hard

Writing is hard man... Imagine you come up with this idea and it's precious and small and you just want to take care of it. You want to feed it until it becomes a fully fleshed out plot line and spend hours writing the idea. But the world is a harsh place, you might find [...]


author sites to read when you want to give up

Considering we're a week through nanowrimo I thought I'd share a quick lists of sites that I've found helpful. Many of these are all from the blogs of published authors, and I woul recommend checking out the whole site because there is so much knowledge on there. They have made me want to write again [...]


TWP – From Idea to Plot

Once you have your idea, what's the next step? Now you need to develop the idea to a point where you can write it. This point is different for everyone, some people (called plotters) like to have the whole thing figured out before they start. Other people like to have the freedom to go wherever [...]


TWP – Finding Ideas and Inspiration

I've been missing for a while, but now I'm back with this new series on writing called 'The Writing Process' or TWP for short. I don't know how long this series will last, but I'm looking forward to sharing all my knowledge and experiences. So what's the first step in writing? An idea of course. [...]