Month: June 2016

Writers and Writing Communities

Hey Reader, I’m always excited when I’ve found a new person who is doing something for other in relation to writing. It’s always great to find YouTube channels of authors who are posting videos with advice on writing, or bloggers who are gathering tools for others to use with their writing. That said, I’m going to share some of the…

The Little Things

Hey Reader, Last week, I gave you some inspirational-sort of videos to get us all into the mindset of writing for the summer season. Today, I’m going to give you a few different methods that I have to get into the writing-mood.

An Origin Story

Hey Reader, For our last little video for the week, I’m throwing in something fun. Earlier I shared “If I Should Have A Daughter” by Sarah Kay, which was an amazing spoken poem in a TED Talk. Now I’m going to show you all another one, written by Sarah Kay and Phil Kaye, which is all about coincidences/fate and friendship.…

Success Stories

Hey Reader, Since I’ve been doing videos for you all this week, as a way to kick off the summer and inspire everyone to get in the mood for writing, I figured I might as well finish it out. So for the rest of the week, you’ll get a few more videos to get back in the groove of writing.…

Last Little Blog!

Hey Reader, Again, sorry for all of these little blogs in a row. The video that I found for today is more related to life than writing, but it’s a spoken word poem. It’s called Look Up, by Gary Turk. I love this video so much because it tells a story when you watch it all the way through, especially…

If I Should Have A Daughter

Hey Reader, There’s this awesome spoken word poem/TED Talk in the video below! Sorry about giving you short posts with videos for the last/next few days. I couldn’t get big posts done but I still wanted to post. Finals end on Thursday, so you’ve just got to hang in there with me until then. I love this poem so much…

How To Write A Book

Hey Reader:)

This is a video I came across about two years ago…? Yeah, about two. Three? Probably three.

Anyway, I saw this just when I was starting to get serious about writing, when I first started this blog (the pre-wordpress days), and when I was still in the middle of planning Deception. This video was made by Kaleb Nation, before he wrote Harken, and I still go back and watch it all of the time because it’s a good inspiration to me. In fact, every morning during the Deception days, I would get up at 5:30 in the morning, watch this video, and write for an hour before getting ready for school. It’s one of many things that kept me going through 125,000 words of my first book.

Seriously, you just need to watch it. If you know what it’s like to try and take on the task of writing a book, even if you’ve only written a chapter, this is the most relatable thing ever. I’ve probably watched it… fifty times by now? A hundred. Probably a hundred…

My challenge for you? Try to take something away from it. Even if you don’t write novels, even if you aren’t writing right now, try to take something away from it to help you write later on. Comment what you think!

Also, throughout the summer I’m going to be expanding my posts into more inspirational things and tools for writers, as well as a few other things to try and help you all in your writing as well. That said, the posts will vary in length (at least that way I can get something out everyday). If you have any ideas for writers, anything you might want to share on my blog, I’m definitely open to anyone who wants to do a guest post!

As always, good luck:)

Thank you for reading, and don’t stop writing!

Kelli Crockett

(disclaimer: I do not own any rights to this video. It is linked from YouTube for non-profit reasons)


Hey Reader, I’ve been gone for like… a month? Dear lord. Just writing a blog post right now feels weird. I do have a good excuse. You know, end of the school year and exams and that crazy beta reading… but you all deserve more than excuses. (I think I heard someone say once that excuses are like butt holes–…