If you are participating in National Novel Writing Month (a.k.a., NaNoWriMo) I welcome you can go to my blog and read my daily tips, to be posted throughout November.
Writing novels is a solitary endeavor. It is as much frustrating as it is rewarding—
Which are why tips from other established writers are always welcomed. I hope my nuggets of advice give you some insights as well.
No matter your goal—a new hobby, a creative brain-teaser, a new profession—please know that there will always be a community of like-minded individuals who welcome you with open arms.
NaNoWriMo is proof of that.
Go for it, and enjoy the journey,
Tip #30: The Best Advice I Can Give You Is This: LAST. AUTHOR. STANDING.
Tip #29: If You Don't Sell Your Novel to a Publisher, Self-Publish It. Here's Why
Tip #28: Here's What You Do to Keep Your Story from Being a Turkey
TIP #27: DO NOT Do This in Your Query Letter (Pretty Please)
TIP #26: …And Yes, You Can Get an Agent. Here's How.
TIP #25: Do You Really Need a Literary Agent? Maybe. Here's Why
Tip #24: It's Not What You Mean but How You Phrase It
Tip #23: Don't Send Out a Half-Baked Novel Manuscript
Tip #22: If Your Dialogue Doesn't Match the Character, Fix it Now!
Tip #21: Every Word Counts. Here's Why
Tip #20: Write the Way George Clooney Acts: with Confidence
Tip #19: Scene Needs a Rewrite? Change the Point of View
Tip #18: Writing a Book is a Marathon—so PACE YOURSELF!
Tip #17: The Emotional Depth of Your Characters is Important
Tip #16: How to Get Out of “Paragraph Paralysis”
Tip #15: Three Ways in Which You May Be Sabotaging Your Writing Goals
Tip #14: Is Writing a Craft, or an Art?
Tip #13: Make Sure Your Readers Love Your Hero (or Heroine)
Tip #12: Choose the Right Time to Write
Tip #11: Reach Out to Other Authors. Here's How.
Tip #10: When It Comes to Putting Words on a Page, Better Late than Never
Tip #9: What to Do When Your Story Is Boring
Tip #8: Every Story Needs a Beginning, a Middle, and an End
Tip #7: Write it first. Fix it LATER.
Tip #6: When Your Backstory Should Be Your Story
Tip #4: Meet Your Word Count FIRST. Edit it LATER
Tip #3: Don't Give Up!
Tip #2: Outline the Plot of Your Story
Tip #1: Treat Writing as If It's Your Career
Enter My Contest for a Free Copy of
The Housewife Assassin's Ghost Protocol (Book 13)
Just because Halloween is over doesn't mean I can't hand out tricks and treats. If you're one of TWO lucky contestants, you'll be reading about both in the signed hardcover copies of Book 13 of the Housewife Assassin series, GHOST PROTOCOL.
HERE'S HOW TO ENTER:
1: No purchase necessary.
2: Read the excerpt here:
(You may also click the photo)
3: CORRECTLY ANSWER this question:
Who gets arrested by the police?
4: Email your answer to:
Subject Line: Ghost Protocol Contest
5: The contest ends MIDNIGHT Pacific Time on Sunday, November 24, 2019.
Good luck to you!