Start Writing Fiction: What is Fiction and How to Get Started by T.L. Hicks

I thought I would share my friend's series on fiction writing. She is one of the most compassionate people I know. She is also a writer and editor for Coffee House Writers and wrote a series called Start Writing Fiction. I hope you enjoy her writing and find her tips as useful as I do! … Continue reading Start Writing Fiction: What is Fiction and How to Get Started by T.L. Hicks

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How 10 Months With My Grandma Taught Me More Than 20 Years With My Parents

Here is another post from Coffee House Writers! You can read the full article here. the link is at the end of the article as well. Enjoy! How 10 Months With My Grandma Taught Me More Than 20 Years With My Parents In my last article, An Open Letter To My Mom, I mentioned how my … Continue reading How 10 Months With My Grandma Taught Me More Than 20 Years With My Parents

Hitting the 150-Page Mark in My Novel: Thoughts on Writing and Editing

So today I hit the 150-page mark in my Work-in-Progress. Now, granted, a lot of that is filler content and a lot of the scenes will be cut out or rewritten. But that's the nature of writing, especially when you write as a pantser. Writing requires a lot of editing, no matter how you approach … Continue reading Hitting the 150-Page Mark in My Novel: Thoughts on Writing and Editing

Editing: What Is Working and What Hasn’t Worked In The Past – Part Three

This is my editing plan for all of my future works. You can read my editing plan for my already-written projects here. You can read the background and see the resources I used to come up with this process in my post Editing: What Is Working and What Hasn't Worked In The Past. Editing Plan Version … Continue reading Editing: What Is Working and What Hasn’t Worked In The Past – Part Three

Editing: What Is Working and What Hasn’t Worked In The Past – Part Two

This is my editing plan for my already-written novels and novellas without any character development. If you want to read the background and resources that helped me come up with this plan, click here. Editing Plan Version #1: The first draft is already written or started. Finish the draft if it has been started. Write … Continue reading Editing: What Is Working and What Hasn’t Worked In The Past – Part Two

Editing: What Is Working and What Hasn’t Worked In The Past

This will be a three-part series. This is the first installment or background information. The second part will have the editing process for the novels and novellas I have already written without character development. The third part will be a plan putting character development earlier in the process to streamline it. If you read my post Looking Back … Continue reading Editing: What Is Working and What Hasn’t Worked In The Past

Deadlines: How They Can Make You More Productive

So on May 8th, I made a list of things that I wanted and needed to get done. It looked something like this: Help Grandma check in to her flight electronically Catch up on the Podcast series I am listening to and listen to four episodes Re-do my self-enforced schedule so that I had homework in … Continue reading Deadlines: How They Can Make You More Productive