So you've finished writing your book. Now's the time to ask the next important question. When Do You Start Editing? Of course, editing starts when drafting ends. But when do you literally start editing after you’ve typed The End? It’s up to you. You can get started with editing right away. Or you could take … Continue reading So You’ve Written A Book, Now What?
Know Why You Want To Write, What Message Do You Want To Share? What message do you want to share with your readers? What is the one thought you want them to know and embody are reading your book? It’s okay to have multiple messages. Exercise: Write them all down, no matter how different they … Continue reading So You Want To Write A Book, Now What?
It’s a brand new month! Are you excited to conquer new goals and learn new lessons this month? But first, before we get started with our new projects, it’s also important that we look back over the past month and use what we learned to influence our next steps. You might be thinking, "why should … Continue reading How To Look Back And Move Forward
How did your writing go this 2018? Were you able to meet your 2018 writer goals?
As most of you know, July is the 2nd time Camp Nanowrimo arrives in a year. During this time, writers create writing goals for themselves to finish by July 31. These goals can be to finish a certain number of words, pages, or lines, or to write for a certain number of hours or minutes. … Continue reading Camp Nano Lessons in Writing
“[Introverts] listen more than they talk, think before they speak, and often feel as if they express themselves better in writing than in conversation.” ~ Susan Cain Yes. I am a writer and I am an introvert. Raise your hand if you're one, too. It took a long time for me to admit that. And … Continue reading To Be An Introverted Writer
It's a brand new day, such a beautiful day! Do you notice it? Or do you jump out of bed, rushing to where you need to go? Believe it or not, how we start our day really affects how the rest of our day goes. Our choices, our reactions, our decisions always affect our day, … Continue reading What Are Your Morning Rituals?
It’s so easy to get distracted. In this social media world, there are so many ways we can lose focus. How do we stay focused, despite all the distractions? Identify your end goals. Write down what you’d like to achieve in the end. These can be idealistic, realistic, practical or even a combination … Continue reading Get Your Mind In The Game
Can you believe it’s the start of the 2nd quarter of the year? I can’t believe it either! Time flies so fast! But I’m all set. I made time over the weekend to sit down and focus on what I need to do this month. Finish Character Development for the Main and Secondary Characters for … Continue reading April Writing Goals and Camp Nanowrimo
Today is March 8, International Women's Day. Today and this entire month of May, we celebrate women. And what better way for us at Creative Writers Collective and Jaq Vegan Writer to celebrate women than to celebrate with our favorite women authors. Tina Fey - Bossypants Tina Fey is one of most well-known names … Continue reading Celebrate International Women’s Month!