Tag Archives: Writing

How to Use a Kanban Board to Organize Your Writing

Last year, I started looking up different ways to be more productive with my writing. I got lost in a myriad of books about creativity, increasing word count, and organization. My obsession got worse when I discovered the Instagram planner … Continue reading

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By Rote with Ryan– Lessons on story depth learned from a painting

Recently I was at a house, looking at a painting on the wall. It was a wooded scene with lots of trees, created to look like an autumn forest. What really caught my eye wasn’t the trees, but a tan … Continue reading

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Shopping, Decorating, Wrapping, (and Writing?) It’s possible. Here’s how.

During the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, I generally throw up my hands and ditch any grandiose ideas of writing. After all, we have a dozen grandkids (yes, you read that right), and just last week, I wrapped … Continue reading

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The 3 Motivations in Life by Susan Hanniford Crowley

Recently I got the chance to talk to C.C., a rising star in philosophy. She shared with me that humanity has 3 motivations that rule their lives. When C.C. shared them, I was amazed. They also rule romance novels.  The … Continue reading

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The Series Bible

On top of creating stories, authors of fiction build worlds, settings for our characters to act out their stories. And if we’re writing series fiction, those worlds tend to grow, and get more complex over time. As the proud owner … Continue reading

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How Do You Use NaNoWriMo?

It’s November and NaNoWriMo is in full swing! If you aren’t aware, NaNoWriMo is short for National Novel Writing Month. For the entire month of November, writers all over the world are sitting down and challenging themselves to write 50,000 … Continue reading

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Cell Phones and Creativity: The Balance of Technology

I live for the last four months of the year. The transition to cooler weather does something magical, making me feel more in tune with my body and mind. Due to all the extra sparkly connectivity, I’m usually at my … Continue reading

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