Focus Fridays… getting started

"The secret of getting ahead is getting started"- Mark Twain As discussed last week, for writers, daydreaming is part the job. Spending time in your thoughts comes with the territory. But how do you start putting 'pen to paper'? One great way to start is by scheduling. Why is it important? This is the initial … Continue reading Focus Fridays… getting started

Focus Fridays… incorporating writing into your day

"The sun's rays do not burn until brought to a focus "- Alexander Graham Bell How do you bring your work to a focus? Last week's Focus Fridays mentioned effectively using your available time. What does that mean for writers? What are some ways you can make good use of your time? One way that … Continue reading Focus Fridays… incorporating writing into your day

Focus Fridays … Actions that produce results

"You don't get results by focusing on results. You get results by focusing on the actions that produce results."- Mike Hawkins When I was writing my debut novel, Sans Espoir, I never had a set time for writing. Though now, two years later, I have seen the benefits of having a set time and regular … Continue reading Focus Fridays … Actions that produce results

Novel Writing: Research

Research is an integral part of your novel writing process that does not have to be a tiresome, mentally-draining activity that you 'simply must do' in order to write your story. It can be a thrilling and quite educational experience as your mind absorbs a range of topics and a wealth of information on history, … Continue reading Novel Writing: Research