Wednesday, December 7, 2016

What could possibly go wrong? Or Write?

What would happen if you wanted to find a kahuna to get first-hand knowledge for the novel you were writing and to learn more about the magic within yourself?

But you didn't have a clue how to make that happen. Then you were invited to spend a month in Maui -- all expenses paid -- to write the novel you've always dreamed about.

And what would happen if you found out that there was a catch... that you didn't really know what you'd gotten yourself into?

It happened to Mocha. It could happen to you.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Listening to the Words

Sometimes the most important words you write are the words you don't write.

The words that flow softly and quietly through your mind, giving you ideas and inspiration. The words that whisper to you in your dreams. The words you hear while you're meditating or slowly savoring a steaming cup of coffee.

Take the time and listen to those words. Hear what they say.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Novel Prep ~ Blueprint

Are you thinking about writing a novel? Maybe you have it all planned out on paper or maybe your story is playing out in your mind.

My first novel came easily to me. I just sat down at my laptop and banged out the words in thirty days. Then I started to write a second novel which quickly turned into a hot mess. That certainly put some planning into the picture for me for my future novels.

I decided to write a workbook that would be helpful in sketching out a story... leaving it open enough so that any writer would be able to play with the magic inside their imagination and let the story they have inside come out and play on the pages.

Novel Notes: 30 Days ~ 30 Chapters guides you through YOUR novel, the way YOU want to write it. It invites you into the magic inside your mind and shows you how to make the writing magic happen. It offers a sense of direction and lots of things to think about as you begin to plan and write your novel. It encourages you to bring forth and listen to all your totally wonderful, magnificent novel ideas that your muse whispers inside your mind and your imagination.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

30-Day Novel Cookbook

Part of writing a novel in thirty days is managing your time, and that includes time you spend cooking. Who has time to cook when you have a novel to write?

It's probably not a good idea to starve while you're writing a 50,000-word novel in thirty days, even though it's easy to forgo dinner when you have words to write.

So I thought it would be fun to offer you a cookbook filled with thirty quick and easy recipes for make-ahead meals, 30-minute meals, and crock pot recipes to keep you in front of your laptop and out of the kitchen as much as possible.

The recipes feature story munchies, little bites to think about, while you're writing your novel. Read more...

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Revision

Maybe you wrote a novel in 30 days. Maybe it's a hot mess and now you're wondering how to edit it--or even if you want to edit it.

Perhaps if you look at it as an evolving adventure that is destined to go through many rewrites, becoming better and better each time before it's published, you might see that editing is a magical part of the journey.

Your novel is your baby; talk to it, ask it what it wants and needs in order to grow, to evolve, to be the best story it can be. Help your manuscript birth itself into a bestseller by giving it lots of loving care and attention.