Perseverance: When We Don’t Feel Like Writing

Let’s be real. We’re not always going to “feel” like writing. We’re going to be tired. We’ll be busy and have other things to do. If you’re like me, you’ll realize it’s suddenly really important to wash the dishes and maybe reorganize something while you’re at it. (I’m never so motivated to do housework than […]

21 Writing Prompts To Jumpstart Any Story

Do you feel like your story is stalling out? Are things feeling a bit stale and boring and you’re not quite sure where to go next? Never fear! Writing prompts are here. There are endless possibilities in store to spice things up a bit. 🙂 Whether you’re just completing your first week of NaNoWriMo this month […]

Steps to Success NaNoWriMo Edition: 21 Tips For Accomplishing Big Writing Goals

This month we’re taking a break from our usual Steps to Success series in order to take a look at something near and dear to my heart. Because NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) is here!! Which means that today we’re talking about how to accomplish big writing goals.  Whether you’ve signed up with NaNoWriMo to write 50,000 […]

Bethany’s Best: NaNoWriMo Prep, Letter Writing, and Perspective

Each month I take a moment to pause and share a few things I’ve found to be helpful and fun along the journey as a busy writer. I hope you find them to be enlightening and encouraging! Article Roundup: NaNoWriMo Prep Coming up next month in November is National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo. I’m […]

5 Key Beliefs of Successful Writers

Life is busy and writing is hard, yet we have words to write and stories inside of us. So what do we do? Beyond learning the rules and craft of writing itself, these are several key writing beliefs that can help us succeed in our work. These mindsets can shape our attitude and approach to […]

A Writer’s Guide to Mythical Creatures Part 2

Last month we took a look at seven underappreciated mythical creatures to inform and inspire our writing. Beyond the classic dragon/unicorn/mermaid triad, there are countless other mythological beings, characters, and creatures to learn about. Unique and fantastic beasts can be found in the mythology of every culture and they’re a gold mine of inspiration for […]

Steps to Success Part 8: Editing

Ever stop reading something because of a spelling mistake? Find yourself twitching when someone misuses their/they’re/there? Shake your head over a typo? I have. This is why editing is important. The Importance of Editing Whether we plan to submit our work to an agent, self-publish, or take our work down a different path: editing is […]