Tag: Writing Toolbox

How Writing Friends Help My Accountability (& Why Everyone Should Have One!)

How Writing Friends Help My Accountability (& Why Everyone Should Have One!)

Posted December 8, 2021 in Writing // 6 Comments

I have so many writing ideas, but most of them live in my head. Every writer has their challenges. Some folks write slowly, others have no ideas, and others have so many shiny ideas that they are forever getting distracted with the next thing. Others struggle with follow through – finishing and revising. Still others get stuck between writing and selling the novel. There are so many other possibilities as well. Left to our own devices, some of us will seize the prize, I’m sure… but if you read the acknowledgements at the end of the next novel you read… […]

3 Important Tools To Help You Through NaNoWriMo

3 Important Tools To Help You Through NaNoWriMo

Posted November 17, 2021 in Writing // 0 Comments

NaNoWriMo is such an exciting initiative. There’s something magical to joining a community of writers all working simultaneously to accomplish the same goals and build stories. Writing is very much a “solo hobby”, so it’s nice to feel part of a community, even if just for one month. That said, NaNoWriMo can also be extremely stressful. Writing 1,667 words/day is no small task. Many writers have other obligations, like their day jobs. For others, the sheer required numbers to write a 50k novel in a month is overwhelming. This event is extremely fun, but it has its downsides too. Today, […]

Writing a Great Hook:  August’s Scribbler Unboxing (SPOILERS!)

Writing a Great Hook: August’s Scribbler Unboxing (SPOILERS!)

Posted September 25, 2020 in Bookish Things, Unboxings // 0 Comments

Good morning everyone! I decided to splurge for another month and picked up August’s Scribbler box!  As you know from my past unboxings, this is a sort of unique box in that it’s not intended to push a sensational new release.  Scribbler is more a care package for writers and each month focuses on a specific theme or skill and elaborates ways to master it, and provides opportunities to connect.  For readers who are aspiring writers, this is an interesting box and every six months or so, it lures me back in. This month’s Scribbler theme was “hook”. In writing, […]

My Grand Collection of Story Ideas

My Grand Collection of Story Ideas

Posted May 18, 2020 in Writing // 4 Comments

A very long time ago, I remember reading a little meme or something of the sort saying that all writers need to keep a journal by their bed, because they’d wake up in the middle of the night with inspiration and need to jot it down before they forgot.  How many of you writer types out there relate to this feeling? … I definitely do.  I’m also the type of person who doesn’t like to turn on my light and wake my spouse, so if I wake up with the idea, I used to repeat it over and over in […]

DabbleWriter:  Cloud-Based Writing Software That Is Pretty Amazing

DabbleWriter: Cloud-Based Writing Software That Is Pretty Amazing

Posted March 30, 2020 in Writing // 0 Comments

Good morning everyone! I wanted to take a little time today to talk about the cloud-based writing software I’ve been using for the last couple years – DabbleWriter.  Please know that I am not a rep for this company and I am not receiving any benefits to discuss this tool – I just want to share something out of my Writing Toolbox. 🙂 Since the age of nine, I wrote in MS Word.  It was there on the computer and easy to use.  As the world has evolved, MS Word doesn’t really cut it anymore.  I want to be able […]