Monday's Motivation

Obtaining Your Goals (Part 3): Editing

You’ve finished the first draft of your WIP…congratulations! Now enter with me into a new stage–editing. For some writers, editing is the nemesis, but it doesn’t have to drive you insane. Let’s set some practical standards. First, take advice. You have spent hours writing your piece. You’re invested. It’s hard to separate from the words… Continue reading Obtaining Your Goals (Part 3): Editing

Monday's Motivation

Sensing the Right Setting (Part 2)

Last week, we discussed characters, atmosphere, and plot. These should drive the setting of your novel.But there’s perhaps one other more important factor to consider when choosing a setting–that is, you must consider your own preferences. Your characters have to live wherever you place them, but you have the opportunity to choose an ideal world.… Continue reading Sensing the Right Setting (Part 2)

Monday's Motivation

Sensing the Right Setting (Part 1)

At ACFW, I attended a class led by Cara Putnam and Deborah Raney called “Write Like a Pro”. This class covered a lot of topics, but one in particular captured me–setting. Over the next few weeks, let’s focus on choosing the perfect place for our story. Setting–seems easy, right? Well, it’s a much deeper concept… Continue reading Sensing the Right Setting (Part 1)