Creativity Writing Process

Write What You Know

I’m sure you’ve all heard the advice to write what you know.  I would also suggest that you write what you’re passionate about.  You don’t have to be an expert in order to write on a subject.  All you need is a burning desire to know enough about it in order to write a compelling […]

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Nanowrimo

It’s National Novel Writing Month again!  And as this cartoon shows, “This is hard, ok?” It is difficult to write a novel.  The purpose of NaNoWriMo is to give support to anyone who wants to write a novel.  This month of November, known as NaNoWriMo, we will challenge ourselves to write 50,000 words toward a […]

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Young Adult Dystopian Novels

I’ve caught the bug.  First it was The Hunger Games, then Divergent, then The Giver.  I am now writing my own, titled VR.  It’s the age of the young adult dystopian novels. It all started last December after I’d seen the movie Catching Fire (the second book in The Hunger Games trilogy), a story began […]

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Perfectionism

What is blocking you from achieving your goals?  If you’re feeling blocked, you may want to ask yourself if it’s perfectionism raising its ugly head. Perfectionism has for much of my life played a destructive role.  Something in my head says, “It has to be perfect.  The best thing ever created.  Better than anything ever […]

Writing Process

Starting a New Novel

This new novel I’m starting would be my seventh novel, not including any that I shred or gave up on long ago.  The first novel published was Pandora’s Box, the second, The Bohemian Life.  Then I finished two more novels, Magical Diaries and Servant of the Secret Fire.  I’m almost finished with my fifth novel, […]

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Plotting Your Novel, Memoir, or Screenplay

Mythic structure can be found in almost every myth worldwide from ancient times to modern-day blockbusters, like Star Wars, Harry Potter, and Avatar. This structure creates compelling stories and provides organization, giving you an essential tool to complete a novel, memoir, or screenplay. Students will learn about the 12 stages of the hero’s journey and […]