NaNoWriMo. What’s the Hype About?

Hey lovelies, you've heard of NaNoWriMo by now, right? If you haven't participated or have heard it being tossed around in the writing community but have no clue what it is, I got you, sib. This post starts the first in a series of posts for what we like to call the crazy prep month before November, also known as #PrepTober.

First Draft Deceptions

I get it. Words are deceptively hard. There's so much that no one tells you about getting that first draft written, and trying to learn the craft while writing a novel is soul-crushing. I've been writing for over ten years, and during that time, I've come across a lot of different people who are ultimately failing themselves …

Three Tips to Prepare for NaNoWriMo Like a Boss (Updated for 2020)

Hello, Lovelies! For those of you just tuning in, November is the National Novel Writing Month, and if you were thinking about participating in NaNoWriMo this year, I have some pretty good tips on how to prepare yourself for success. I have no small amount of knowledge of NaNoWriMo, because for about three years, I …

The Formula for Writing a Best-Selling Novel

There is a formula for writing novels. Many of them, in fact. You can look up tons of them on the internet. One that particularly comes to mind is the “Hero’s Journey.” In 12 easy steps, we see the normal person gets thrown into an alternate reality, struggles and must cope with this new state …