The Writing Process · Writing Tips & Advice

Where do you get your ideas from?

Last week, I reached a milestone in my nascent writing career: I was asked, for the first time, where I got my ideas from. Friends, I’ve arrived! This question makes me a bona fide writer. (As far as I’m concerned it does. Don’t burst my bubble.) And of course bona fide writers traditionally reply to… Continue reading Where do you get your ideas from?

The Writing Process · Writing Tips & Advice

Padding Out the Outline…

Are you too concise? Good at short stories but unsure whether you have the writing stamina to last for a whole novel? Well, I’ll join you. I’m getting near the end of my outlining process and beginning to wonder if I can actually expand the few sentences of each of my chapter outlines into two… Continue reading Padding Out the Outline…

The Writing Process · Writing Tips & Advice

Writing Tip o’ the Day

Which is not to say I’ll be managing to post a writing tip every day, but here goes. Ask yourself two questions as you’re writing a scene, or outlining your novel: “What’s the worst that could happen here?  And what’s the best that could happen?” I considered this in relation to the novel I’m outlining… Continue reading Writing Tip o’ the Day