Exercises

Character Description Crawl

Describing characters isn’t always easy, so to help out, I present the Character Description Crawl. Name. Count the letters in your character’s first name and multiply by ten. Write that many words. Hair Color. If your character has black hair write 50 words. If they have brown hair write 75 words. If they have blond… Continue reading Character Description Crawl

Exercises, writing

NaNoWriMo Survival Tips

Whether you’ve done NaNoWriMo for years or you’re giving the madness a try for the first time, the challenge of writing fifty-thousand words in thirty days can seem a little daunting. If you’ve heard about it at all beforehand, you’ve might have heard about things like Plotober, meal plans and everything else to make a… Continue reading NaNoWriMo Survival Tips

Exercises

Exercise: Writing Sprints

If you've read a few of my previous posts, you probably already know that sprints are one of my absolute favorite tools. They're especially useful when you don't have a lot of time to sit and write. Sprints are easy to set up. Get a timer and set it for however long you like. Five,… Continue reading Exercise: Writing Sprints

General, writing

Stats and Tracking Progress

One of the things I've been seeing a lot of posts on as we roll over the start of 2020 is wrap-up posts, and that got me thinking. Although I do my monthly recaps, I've never really paid much attention to how much I'm writing throughout the year. I'm usually pretty good about keeping track… Continue reading Stats and Tracking Progress

General

Measuring Progress

I'm one of those people that keeps almost obsessive track of my word count. I like seeing how much I've added at the end of the day. Some portions of the writing process take time, and that time often feels like it's wasted when you're plodding through something the size of a manuscript. Marking the… Continue reading Measuring Progress