Dear friends, Here we are at the end of 2018. It's been a challenging year for many of us, and also a year of tremendous achievements for many of us. I invite you to use the comments on this post to share your writing accomplishments and talk about what you have planned for the coming … Continue reading The writing year in review, and plans for 2019
Hello Story Nurse, I've been writing fantasy for as long as I can remember. I love creating characters, I love building world, and I love the feeling of actually sitting down to write. But when it comes to actually coming up with a plot, I struggle. I typically come up with a plot about 30K … Continue reading #124: Breaking the Fantasy Mold
Hello Story Nurse,I want to write a novel. But I'm stuck. I have previously published non-fiction work in thesis, publication, monograph and script format. To me this kind of writing is, if not easy, intuitive. Pitching what I'm writing to the right audience is my particular strength. I've written for experts in my field and … Continue reading #123: Writer’s Mind, Beginner’s Mind
Try new things and keep track of how well they work. Don't worry about whether your process looks like any other writer's process.
It's perfectly fine to consult an expert as long as you pay them for their time and expertise.