Tag: Writer

Research It | Item 2: The Map

In my first post of this series I discussed the history of the pen. Exciting stuff, I know. Before there were computers, the pen in all its many forms was the only way to go. Well, there’s the pencil, but that’s a post for…

Research It | Item 1: The Pen

September. Leaves are changing color, Fall fever is in the air, and students are returning to school. That means raking yards (yuck), pumpkin spiced everything a bit too early, and an influx of new school and office supplies to make every writer’s heart skip…

Facing It | Receiving the Advice

I’ve touched upon this topic a little bit already in an earlier post, how there’s a fine line between going back over a chapter you’ve already written ten times over without letting yourself just write the story. But now I feel like I’ve gotten far…

Facing It | Writer’s Block

I’ve decided to start a new blog series called “Facing It.” I don’t know how original it is or if I’m even qualified to write it, but I’ve recently felt like I need to do just what the title implies. To face it. To…

From Exposition to Resolution

Stardate 95717.53 I have many problems. C’mon now, they’re writing problems. It took me weeks to figure out my story’s ending and even then I knew that all the pieces weren’t going to be resolved in one book. (Read my prior blog post about that…

The Ending Problem

Hi. My name is Leigh and I have a problem. I have a problem ending my stories. I don’t think it matters how long someone has been writing or if they even have anything published, it seems like it’s something that any writer can struggle…

Why I Gave Up On Wattpad

Stardate 95645.98 Community. It’s something I think every writer seeks to be a part of whether they want to admit it or not. We crave reviewers, feedback and opinions from others who may be more experienced in the field even though we may disagree…

Why You Should Research Your Historical Novel

Stardate 94766.96: #writetip Every writer has to start somewhere. Every potential author needs to know that they don’t know everything. That, quite honestly, is one of the cold hard truths of the fast-paced publishing world. When I started this book last September, all I…

Books vs E-Readers

“A machine that allows us to keep up with vast volume of print available today and be optically pleasing.”

Don’t Worry. Just Write.

Stardate 94269.84 If beginning the writing process has taught me anything it is that writing takes time. This has been a hard lesson to learn because I know that I never figured that out when I was a kid. I always wanted the story…

Pros and Cons of Writing

Stardate 94261.87 I threw that wish in the well, and you know for sure I will tell cuz I am ready for this and nothing’s in my way… Did I really just rewrite the first two lines of Carly Rae Jepson’s Call Me Maybe…

The Dream that Star Trek Gave Me

Stardate 94258.02 I began this journey when I was ten years old. At least, I believe I was around ten. It seems that most of my memories from childhood come from between the ages of seven and ten, and I probably blocked most of…