October 25th, 2017

Waking Up Early to Write

Jamie Raintree

There has been one goal I’ve spent my entire writing life trying to accomplish and failing miserably at: waking up early to write.

Over the years, many challenges have played a role in keeping me from mastering this habit. First, it was simply not having a reason to get up that early. I’ve […]

March 2nd, 2016

Why Writing a Book Is Like Making Bread

photo credit: Cheddar Brioche Braid via photopin (license)

I haven’t baked bread for over fifteen years. But I thought about making a loaf of sourdough this week-end. I never had a bread machine, so the idea of spending the better part of a day making a couple of loaves of bread caused my rational […]

December 26th, 2011

The Most Important Writing Lesson I Ever Learned

By Jenny Hansen

Based on the title of this post, you might think I’m going to talk about plotting or character arcs or 3-Act structure… That’s a big fat “Nope!” to all three. There’s a lesson that comes before all those things and it has taken me a long time to get it through […]