Write By Midnight Pep Talk 3-30-18

It’s the last Friday of the month. We hope you’re pushing forward with the daily writing habit you established in February’s Write by Midnight challenge. Now is the time to assess your writing progress and make your schedule for next month.

Have you come up with your writing goals for April? If not, this weekend is the perfect time to do it.

Let us know how it’s going!

Practical Prompt 3-28-18

Before you start writing your next scene, review what each character, not just the POV character,  was doing before that scene started. Even if you don’t write those details down, knowing where each character starts off will inform your writing.

A Scene Guide

Stacey Kite

Sometimes, when I sit down to write a scene, everything clicks. Even the weird twists and diversions that come up while I’m writing flow and mesh. When that happens, it’s awesome.

Then there are the other times. Times when I think I know what I want to write, but get lost trying to put it into words. The scene gets longer and longer, but doesn’t actually go anywhere.  Continue reading

Insomniacs Anonymous 3-23-18

If you can’t find many books in a given genre category, do you think that means there isn’t a market for that kind of book or that the market is wide open?

Practical Prompt 3-21-18

Think about the last book you set down before you reached the end. Perhaps the faults that bother you the most are the ones that hit too close to home. With that in mind, revisit that book and see if you can find where you lost interest. Then compare it to your own manuscript to see if you are having similar issues.