Hello Lovelies, and welcome back to the blog. We learned last week about the fifth Pillar of Genre, Fiction. Specifically, we went over a definition for Fantasy, and we talked about some examples of how to write it. This week starts the National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo, and even in years where I have no specific project or aren’t wholly committed to the challenge, I often still love talking about my experiences with the entire NaNoWriMo experience. Let’s get started.
In this post we're going to briefly recap all the things we've learned about writing drafts and about revising them throughout the year. If you've missed any of these lessons, you can find them all linked on the blog.
This week’s blog post is about fast drafting your series. Last time we talked about fast drafting your novel and why you might use it as a strategy. This week I want to deep dive into the specifics of how you go about accomplishing this type of drafting.
Hello Lovelies, and welcome back. We talked last week about what a Zero Draft is and whether or not you want to write one. This week, I want to talk about a more common concept, that of a first draft. Let's dive in. What is a First Draft? A first draft, also known as a … Read more
I hear it all the time. Let your first draft suck. It's okay to suck at it the first time. It's supposed to be sucky, just embrace it. Hello Lovelies, and welcome back to the blog. Hitting again upon the opening paragraph pf this blog, maybe you too, have been given this advice about writing sloppy drafts. Have you ever stopped to consider why first drafts are so terrible so much of the time? Let's go over 6 reasons why your first draft might suck, and why that is perfectly okay.