Discovering your most productive time of day is just smart. Timing and environment can have a profound impact both on how quickly we write and on the quality of what we produce. But I suggest you can become more productive as a writer by paying attention to the length and frequency of your writing sessions.
Today at Thinking Through our Fingers, we're thrilled to host the inimitable Brenda Drake for another round of Thinking in Threes, where we ask an agent, editor, or author three questions and they answer with three (ish) answers. If you're not familiar with Brenda, you should know that she's the genius behind Pitch Wars, #pitmad, … Continue reading Thinking in Threes: Brenda Drake
I'm a writer, but my full-time job is not writing. Thinking back upon my life thus far, I can remember nearly always possessing a love of writing but in addition to other loves. When I was a kid, I enjoyed writing but also wanted to be a doctor. As I went through school, I enjoyed … Continue reading Life Circumstances of a Writer
Summer is over and that means it’s time to get back into the writing groove. But, as always happens after a break, I’m finding it hard to shoo away the distractions I allowed to clutter my time during those less structured months. How then to break the bad habits and get back to productive habits? … Continue reading Enforcing Your Writing Boundaries
I love a good bad guy. Always have, always will. For me, and for many other readers, the strength of a story lives or dies on the strength of the villain. After all, why bother rooting for a hero who doesn’t have to overcome anything? Where’s the fun in watching Frodo casually pop over to … Continue reading Introducing Evil: Crafting a Villain
It's easy to find yourself pulled in many directions. In a multimedia/ social media world you can get swept up in the flood of news and information. Face it, politics, weather, justice, memes, family issues, etc are a part of our everyday and there's no way to escape it all. With that being known what … Continue reading Spending Your Energy Wisely
“A joke is like building a mousetrap from scratch. You have to work pretty hard to make the thing snap when it is supposed to snap.” –Kurt Vonnegut Looking for ways to add more humor to your writing? Here are three ideas! #1: Use Funny Words Fiddledeedee Hornswoggle Spelunker Lackadaisical Persnickety … Continue reading 3 Ways to Add More Humor to Your Writing