From Fanfiction to Original Fiction Writing

Today I'd like go over when it is important to transition away from fanfiction and into the realm of original fiction. There is someone I know who loves fanfiction--we will call her T. T calls today and tells me she has this epic fanfiction going on, that she has thousands of comments and that it's 1,000+ ...

Fluff

Has anyone ever heard of the fluff bunny? Here is what he looks like.   Here is the one who wants to slay the fluff bunny.     Now, did I need to start my blog post out by showing you these things? No. I didn't. But I did. And it grabbed your attention, didn't it? Good, sit down for a few minutes. Grab ...

Q&A About Writing Process

I have been SEVERELY busy and sick due to health issues so that’s why there’s a lag in blog posts. These issues are still ongoing and will be updated as I know what's going on. But onto today's post, in which I’ll be answering the various questions I have about how my writing process works. There have ...

Mistakes!

I'd like to talk to you about mistakes, because you're going to make them no matter what. Psst--I'll tell you a secret. I never would sound so professional some days if it wasn't for spell checker. I typo professionally like nobody's business when I get going in my document or even with blog postings ^_^ But with ...

“Said is Dead”

There was an interesting meme that came out right after a close friend and I had a discussion about the word "said".  She was having problems using other words, and that is one major problem that many people struggle with. Said is an overly popular word that many people have come to "accept" in writing, ...

Ways to MAKE The Word Count Each and Every Day

Talking to recent authors, everyone knows about NaNo that is coming up in November. But if you're like me, you often have so much going on in your life that you wonder how you'll make time to just write that word count for the month, or even coming up with a new idea when you've ...

Writer’s Block–An Obstacle, or an Opportunity?

We have all suffered this excruciating process when we have written short stories, novels or even just a couple of pages. Perhaps a scene you are writing is not jiving, and it's not going as you want it to. Or maybe something else happens, and before you know it, you find yourself writing other scenes, ...

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