When I was in high school, my twelfth grade writers’ craft teacher told me that majoring in psychology for undergrad was one of the best decisions she made for her writing. The school she had gone to at the time… Read More »Want to Write Good Fiction? Study Psychology
Aspiring authors have often come to me asking how it’s possible to write honestly, while at the same time, not being afraid of their own words and what others think of them. I understand the struggle of speaking your truth.… Read More »Afraid to Write? Try Writing Outside Yourself
As I was scrolling through editing a novel I had recently finished writing, I came to a section in the plot where the protagonist has to think about whether to duck into a sketchy alleyway and hide from the villain… Read More »Would Your Novel Work as a ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ Story?
1. Take a story idea you have It can be anything, as long as you know you can expand on it enough to be a full novel. 2. Set aside a month Take a month off work and your daily… Read More »Your Brain on Writing: How to Write a Novel Every Other Month
Can you be creative on a schedule? This is a question I have often asked myself. As I lugged on through years of schedules and 9–5’s, I hoped the answer was yes. I hoped because I wanted to cheat the… Read More »Velvet Buzzsaw: A Glimpse into the Belly of the Creative Monster