December 20th, 2017

5 Ways to Use the Holiday Season to Benefit Your Writing Career

Jamie Raintree

The holiday season is upon us and I, for one, am having a hard time concentrating on anything that doesn’t sparkle or sing a Christmas tune. Luckily for me, I turned in my latest manuscript before Thanksgiving and have been able to enjoy time with family, decorate the house, and curl up with […]

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 […]

August 4th, 2017

How to Keep Stress From Stealing Your Accomplishments

Jamie Raintree

The publication of my debut novel, Perfectly Undone (shameless plug), is only a couple of months away now and because of that, I’ve been getting asked often if I’m stressed out about it. There’s certainly a lot to prepare for, with marketing strategies, guest blogs, book signings, etc. And maybe more importantly, there’s […]

June 28th, 2017

Take Your Work-In-Progress to Camp!

Jamie Raintree

Chances are, if you’ve spent any amount of time around other writers, you’ve heard of National Novel Writing Month, an online writing event that attracts hundreds of thousands of writers from all over the world each year. The event takes place in November and each participant pledges to write 50,000 words of […]

April 26th, 2017

Are You Writing Out of Fear or Love?

Jamie Raintree

As the school year comes screeching toward a close (are there really only five more weeks left?), productivity has been a common topic amongst me and my writer-mom friends. There’s a lot of concern about how productive we’re going to be over the summer with the kids at home, and a lot of my […]