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How to Write More Words in Less Time

Saturday, February 20, 2021

 


We all lead busy lives where our time seems to always get the better of us. We want to write and finish our projects, but also work full-time and have other responsibilities. But what if I could tell you have to maximize your small chunk of writing time, so you could write more words? Would you try it? Today, we’re going to explore how incorporating writing sprints into your writing time can have you writing more words in less time.

My Word of the Year for 2021

Saturday, January 23, 2021



We have finally almost made it through the first month of 2021! Cue the fireworks and celebration for surviving 2020! If I had known all of the things that would have happened last year, I probably wouldn’t have chosen “bliss” to be my word of the year in 2020. It was a tough year to live by the word bliss, but the more I reflected on my year, I found that there were plenty of nuggets of bliss. These nuggets of bliss meant my word wasn’t a total failure. Before I reveal my word of the year for 2021, let’s review how I lived by “bliss” in 2020.

How to Use Save the Cat if You're a Pantser

Saturday, October 24, 2020

There are two types of people when it comes to NaNoWriMo: the plotter and the pantser. I am proudly a pantser, so I have spent a lot of my writing time trying to let my freedom flag fly while also trying to not write myself into a corner. Earlier this year, I was introduced to Save The Cat Writes a Novel by Jessica Brody. This book has revolutionized my writing life and I believe that it can help even the wildest pantser. Today, I’m sharing how you can use the principles of Save The Cat Writes a Novel even if you don’t plot.

How I Prepared for NaNoWriMo 2020

Tuesday, October 13, 2020


Preptober is in full swing over here in Shelby writing land. This past Saturday, I took the time to do my own prep for NaNoWriMo. In order to prep though, I had to decide what project I was going to do for NaNo 2020.


How to Have a Successful NaNoWriMo

Saturday, October 3, 2020


It’s one of the best times of the year! Fall is in the air which means it is almost time for NaNoWriMo. NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month. This is a yearly event where writers attempt to write 50,000 words during the month of November. During the month of October, in honor of Preptober, I will be sharing a blog post every week to get you ready for NaNoWriMo. This week, I’m sharing five steps to have a successful NaNo.

I Tried an ENFJ Writing Routine

Wednesday, September 2, 2020


A few weeks ago, I was inspired by Bree Buonomo and Hudson McCarthy to try a writing routine based on my Myers-Briggs personality type. I have a lot of experience with the Myers-Briggs personality types from when I wrote my blog post, “How to Use Myers-Briggs Types to Create Characters,” but I never thought about applying the personality types to my own writing routine until I saw Bree’s YouTube video.

Finding Beauty in the Brokenness

Tuesday, August 11, 2020


For the past two years, I have shared a blog post for my birthday. At 23, I described the lessons of life and writing I had learned over the years. At 24, I shared 24 things I was grateful for. But coming up with an idea for my 25th year has been a struggle.
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