Month: March 2016

Just do it.

Hey Reader, This post is going to be kind of short, but I think it’s important. Right now I’m making final preparations for the beta reading of Holding My Breath, and I really don’t feel like it. By preparations, I mean going through with one final round of editing. And every single time I go to edit, I just groan because…

Idea Collecting…

Hey Reader, I of all people know what it’s like to have to come up with an idea for something to write about. There are so many pieces that have to fit: setting, characters, themes, plot points. I mean, it’s either going to be the easiest or hardest part of the writing process. In the case of this post, I’m…

Naming Your Book

Hey Reader, Have you found that perfect name yet? The one that encompasses all of the symbolism and emotion and themes and plot of that book that took you months and months and even years to write? No? Well, I’m gonna try and help you out with that.

DECEPTION

Hey Reader, I’ve been getting a lot of requests for me to publish my first book or at least let people read it. Seriously, someone tried to steal my copy of the book so they could read it… It isn’t like Holding My Breath, which is actually pretty good (or at least I think that right now. I’ll probably call…

Traditional or Self Publishing?

Hey Reader, I’ve been getting a lot of requests to do some posts about publishing. I was a little reluctant to do this since I, myself, am kinda new to the world of publishing. So to compromise, I’m going to give you the pros and cons of something I know a lot about, self publishing and traditional publishing. The first…

Deadlines

Hey Reader, If you are a writer, then the word “Deadline” makes you want to shrivel up in your shell. And never come back out. I don’t know about you, but it definitely doesn’t help me to write. The whole act of writing is my choice, not something that I’m required to do. I don’t enjoy it unless it feels free…

How to focus on your work

Hey Reader, I’m finding very quickly that it is sort of impossible to actually focus on editing. I’ve gotten to the point lately where I set aside two hours to edit and only get a half of a chapter done. And by done, I mean I highlighted stuff and gave up. No wait, I’m pretty sure I deleted half of…

10 Signs you are a Writer

Hey Reader, Tonight’s post is going to be kinda long, but fun. I was going to write some philosophical and inspiring post on what it means to be a writer… eh. Maybe later. Instead, here are ten signs that you are going crazy. *cough, cough.* I mean, here are ten signs that you are a writer… And what to do if…

Status

Kelli Crockett

Hey Reader,

I just wanted to let you know that I’ve written a guest post for the up and coming literary magazine, The Drowning Gull! Click here to go read it.

Thanks:)

Kelli.

Author’s Purpose

Hey Reader, Why are you writing? I know the basic reasons already. To inspire, to learn something, to teach something. We all have our own personal reasons for writing. We all have stories we want to tell. But, technically, there are four reasons an author writes a story. Four purposes. Let’s try to identify which one fits you so that…