Insecure Writers Support Group: How to Set Realistic Writing Goals

I made it through 2016 and all I got was this lousy half finished novel draft

  Purpose: Insecure Writer’s Support Group is a place to share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds! Find Insecure Writer’s Support Group here and […]

Insecure Writers Support Group: Goal, Set, Check!

Welcome to the Insecure Writer’s Support Group. Find your writer tribe and kick insecurity to the curb! For regular interaction, join the IWSG Facebook Group here. Writers of all skill level and background ask questions and offer support.

Follow the monthly IWSG blog hop here. Pick a number and visit a few blogs. Comment and […]

Spring Writing Bootcamp!

How did it get to be May already? 

Moving along, it’s time to get to work!

Writers: It’s time for another session of YA Buccaneers’ Writing Bootcamp! 

YA Buccaneers site

We’re hosting a FREE, two-month writing challenge, and you are invited! Spring Writing Bootcamp starts May 1st, 2016 and runs until June 30th, 2016. As with […]

2015 Goals Wrap-up, 2016 Goals

Welcome to 2016! No flying cars yet, and hoverboards only sort of made it. Meanwhile, I’m planning my writing and reading goals for the year.

First, here’s a peek at a fun thing I tried out this year. A jar where I wrote and collected accomplishments or promising moments. I first heard of […]

Ready. Set. Write! Update

Ready. Set. Write! is a summer writing intensive that encourages goal-setting and accountability, and provides an opportunity for us to cheer each other on wherever we’re at with our writing projects—planning, drafting, revising, or polishing.  This year, your RSW hosts are Alison Miller, Jaime Morrow, Erin Funk, Elodie Nowodazkij, and Katy Upperman. All the details are HERE. 

Also check out #RSWrite on twitter.

Now it’s […]

Ready. Set. Write! Check In

Ready. Set. Write! is a summer writing intensive that encourages goal-setting and accountability, and provides an opportunity for us to cheer each other on wherever we’re at with our writing projects—planning, drafting, revising, or polishing.  This year, your RSW hosts are Alison Miller, Jaime Morrow, Erin Funk, Elodie Nowodazkij, and Katy Upperman. All the details are HERE. 

Also check out #RSWrite on twitter.

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2015 Goals, and 2014 Wrap-Up

Photo: WANA Commons

Last week I wrote about how landing a publishing deal will not make my list of 2015 writing and reading goals. (Though I will welcome that to happen!)

I find it really helpful to list not only what I want to do this next year, but the accomplishments from last year.

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Why Getting a Book Deal is not my New Year’s Resolution

Happy New Year everyone!

I’m planning a post to detail what I accomplished last year in the writing and reading sphere, and then I’ll plan some new goals.

But first, I’ve been mulling this over for a few days.

This book helps so much–applies to novels!

I’d love to get a book deal. Of course […]

2014 Goals (and 2013 wrap-up)

Last year I posted a few goals for 2013 as part of YA Highway’s Road Trip Wednesday (original post here).

My goals were quite general:

I’ve read so much YA fiction in the past two years, I’d like to mix it up more often. I’d like to read more non-fiction and adult market novels. My […]