Writing out of sequence – The best way to write

There are essentially two ways in which you can draft a longer work of fiction: You can draft it linearly, in the same way a reader would read it, writing chapters in their logical order. Or you can draft it out of sequence, jumping forward and back, to: write all chapters related to a specific sub-plot inContinue reading “Writing out of sequence – The best way to write”

13 Things I Learned About Writing Faster

The speed of publication is one of the biggest advantages of self-publishing. No longer do you have to wait one year (or more) between release dates. You can publish whenever you’re ready. And when you publish often, especially if you put out books in the same series in rapid succession, you get increased visibility & greater reader engagement.Continue reading “13 Things I Learned About Writing Faster”

The Power of MOMENTUM, and the Triple C Of Productivity

Over the past couple of months I’ve been neck deep in planning, drafting and editing book #2 in my Ascendancy Trilogy, and I’ve learned a great deal about writing productivity. And quite a bit about how perfectionism plays into—or rather against it. It’s no secret I have an issue with perfectionist thinking, as it’s one of theContinue reading “The Power of MOMENTUM, and the Triple C Of Productivity”

Perfectionism is Murdering Your Muse

We’re all battling demons when we set out to write, but the biggest demon of all is Perfectionism. All those other ugly monsters that sit on our hunched shoulders and drill into our heads are nasty too, for sure, but this one’s their Daddy. His destructive power comes from our mistaking Perfectionism for Ambition. Mistaking his bullying for motivation. Believing thatContinue reading “Perfectionism is Murdering Your Muse”

Self-Published by Choice – 7 Reasons Why I Did It

Nowadays we have the freedom to choose the publishing path we want to go, and which will shape our career. I chose to self-publish. I never querried an agent, or submitted my work to a traditional editor or publisher for consideration. I thought about doing it for a long time, while I was writing learning how to write,Continue reading “Self-Published by Choice – 7 Reasons Why I Did It”