My Top 10 Distractions From Writing

Besides having issues with my eyes for the past year, making reading and writing more of a chore, I have a number of distractions that keep luring me away from writing fiction; 1. YouTube.com- I love videos. I don’t have to read. I can watch but I’m not entirely goofing off. I watch many writer …

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Myself as a character

A few years ago I happened upon the writing tip of giving conflicts to your main character. Some authors suggest torturing them, to force them outside of their safe zones they’ve built in their life. You don’t do this just out of some twisted cruelty…well, maybe some authors do that, but there is a good …

Writing journeys; downs and ups

My personal NaNoWriMo challenge isn’t working out as well as I hoped. I don’t reach my word count, but I find I’m still writing more fiction than I have in the past. I even adjusted the challenge- 500 words of fiction and 500 of non-fiction, since I have a non-fiction eBook idea that keeps nagging …

NaNoWriMo and Published Anthology

I’m not doing the NaNoWriMo this month, but I am working on 1000 words a day as a personal challenge, focusing on fiction writing.  I can choose any of the projects, providing its fiction. I feel its perfectly acceptable to create your own challenge, if it gets you to write. The National Novel Writing Month …