Five Truths of Editing Fiction No One Tells You

This is my latest on Coffee House Writers. You can find the full article here. Five Truths of Editing Fiction No One Tells You I’ve been chronicling my experience with editing here at Coffee House Writers with some of my past articles. “Starting Over: Mirroring Kristin Cashore’s Writing of Bitterblue” was about how rewriting the … Continue reading Five Truths of Editing Fiction No One Tells You

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The Heroine of My Life: A Therapy Exercise for Battling Negative Self-Talk

This is my latest on Coffee House Writers. I had the inspiration to write this from a friend who mentioned that her therapist had told her about this exercise. I was immediately taken with the idea and wanted to see if it could help me. This is what I came up with since I didn't … Continue reading The Heroine of My Life: A Therapy Exercise for Battling Negative Self-Talk

Attention Writers! Have You Defined Your Personal Brand? By J.L. Willing

This is yet another post by one of my Coffee House Writer friends. This one is important on how to define and build your author brand. You can find the full article with this link. I hope you find it helpful! Attention Writers! Have You Defined Your Personal Brand? By J.L. Willing I know what … Continue reading Attention Writers! Have You Defined Your Personal Brand? By J.L. Willing

An Editing Process for Pantsers

This is another article that I wrote for Coffee House Writers. You can find the full article with this link. I hope you find this helpful! An Editing Process for Pantsers The 18th of July was the one-month anniversary of finishing my first full-length novel. You may have seen my article “Starting Over: Mirroring Kristin Cashore’s … Continue reading An Editing Process for Pantsers

Character Creation: Why Is It Important And How Can You Do It?

This is another post from Coffee House Writers published yesterday. It's what I've discovered about character creation over the past few weeks. I hope you enjoy it! You can find the full article here. Character Creation: Why Is It Important And How Can You Do It? There are two main parts to every story: internal … Continue reading Character Creation: Why Is It Important And How Can You Do It?

Starting Over: Mirroring Kristin Cashore’s Process of Writing “Bitterblue”

Hello everyone! This is a link to my post on Coffee House Writers. The link to the full article is here. It is about the editing process I will be using for the first draft of the novel I finished last month. I hope you like it! Feel free to comment either here on this … Continue reading Starting Over: Mirroring Kristin Cashore’s Process of Writing “Bitterblue”

An Open Letter to My Younger Self

Here is another post from Coffee House Writers. As always you can find the full post here. I hope you enjoy it! An Open Letter to My Younger Self Dear Younger Self, You will be on a journey of learning your whole life. Along the way, there will be tears, great friends, betrayal, suicidal thoughts, … Continue reading An Open Letter to My Younger Self