Hey YABookcasers! Today, I'd like to look at big story ideas. You know, the ones that you think of and think of and think of...but don't write. That cool, awesome big story that has an amazing world, dynamic characters, a killer plot, but yet, you're still not putting fingers to keyboard. So why not?I've been… Continue reading Big story ideas & what to do with them
Hey YABookcasers! Have you ever had an old story idea that you absolutely love, but can't quite get the gumption to work on? You love the concept and characters, but something is blocking your progress. Or perhaps you wrote it a long time ago, and now you're looking at it as this mammoth task of… Continue reading Reviving an old story
Hi YABookcasers, I've been talking to some friends lately, and it seems many of them have hit a writerly slump throughout the years (myself included!). I'm not talking about writer's block. The question that's got my attention is "Where did all the good ideas go?"Let me expound. Big blockbuster books hit the shelves regularly -… Continue reading Where did all the good ideas go?
Hi YABookcasers! Last week, I told you how a dog could help break writer's block. This week, in keeping with the animal theme, I'm going to tell you three of the writing lessons my horse taught me...First of all, this is said horse: Chew on it. Ever seen a horse in a field (of course… Continue reading 3 writing lessons from a horse
Hey Ya Bookcasers! How is January treating you all? It's sure been a busy one for me, what with editing, and writing, and work. And...fostering the most adorable golden oldie of a German Shepherd. Not only is she the most wonderful little thing in the world...but she's also a great tool for busting through writer's… Continue reading How a dog solved writer’s block
(Audio at the end of the post) Hey YABookcasers, Yup, you read the title right - how to make a book out of one word. Now, I don't mean write just one word down on the page and bam that's you done. That would be a very short novel indeed. However, I am talking about… Continue reading How to make a book out of one word