July Camp NaNoWriMo: First Weekend

I started off July’s Camp NaNoWriMo by going to the library for research purposes. Worldbuilding is an important aspect of writing, so it is just as important to do proper research. For Deerstalker, the novel I have been working on all year, I have to do a lot of research due to the specific time […]

Camp NaNoWriMo April 2016

November isn’t the only month dedicated to writing. The geniuses behind National Novel Writing Month also put together Camp NaNoWriMo, which takes place several times throughout the year, including April. This “camp” allows writers to work on whatever project they desire, with their own set word count and goals. For this camp, I’m going to […]

Creative Callipipper!

I recently finished a freelance eCommerce store and Facebook setup for a friend of mine who creates cute animal-themed sweatshirts! We discussed different eCommerce stores and she decided to use Shopify, which offers a lot of features and is easy to use. I imported products from her Etsy store, edited them, and helped to set […]

Resources for Writers

I’ve taken the time to compile a a list of resources I personally use, have been recommended to use by fellow authors or professors, or have stumbled upon. My latest Hub Pages article talks about books, websites, conferences, and NaNoWriMo, plus many more sources for writers, writing, and the creative process. I’ll be adding suggestions […]

Step Seven: Market

The last step to writing a novel is to market! You’ve published it, but now you have to get readers interested and build up a fanbase. I give tips and details on how to market yourself and your novel in my latest Hub Pages article. Being an author means more than simply writing, editing, and […]

Good News!

I received great news earlier this week: I was offered the job of Copywriter Specialist with Web.com! I was very excited and accepted, so I start my career on Monday. After months of searching, applying, interviewing, and almost losing hope, I can put my Bachelor’s of English degree to good work and start paying off […]

Step Six: Publish

Have you finished writing and editing your novel? If so, it’s time to get it published! Don’t let that beautiful manuscript and all that hard work go to waste, get you novel on the bookshelves! My latest Hub Pages article talks about all the different aspects of publishing and what authors should know when going into […]

Step Five: Edit

What some authors consider the hardest part of writing a novel is what comes after writing: editing! In my latest Hub Pages article, I talk about the editing process and the truth about editors. Editing is a very important part of writing, so authors should embrace the inevitable and take the opportunity to receive as much […]

Step Four: Write

The next step to Write a Novel is to actually do some writing! Now that all the planning, research, and outlining is taken care of, you can start digging into your story. In this HubPages article, I give tips on daily writing, formatting, and novel guidelines. Quick Tip: Start formatting your manuscript while you write, […]

Step Three: Research

Research is just as important as writing in the process of creating a novel. In my latest Hub Pages article, I talk about the research methods and sources for authors before they start writing. Writers often research while they write as well, but it’s good to start off with some information to aid in writing. […]