Ten ways to not finish writing your novel

Here I am, two years later, still working on a draft of my second novel. In order to commemorate all that I’ve learned during this extraordinary run of procrastination, I will pass on this great wisdom to you through a…

Break time

Sometimes our pets are better at taking breaks than we are.

 

Handy online tools for writers and editors

What a great feeling to look over at your bookshelf and admire all those shiny-covered books: a dictionary, a thesaurus, a few style manuals, and a grammar guide. Such a proud display of literary tools. But have you ever found…

“Find and replace” tips for writers and editors

We all know it’s hard to make the time to sit down and write, especially with our chronically busy schedules. Then comes the rewriting and editing phases, which are also very time consuming. So for this reason, I wanted to…

How to write a scary story: "show" don't "tell"

I've been hearing it for years from writing coaches, show don't tell. I've attended songwriting workshops where we examined the precious few words that make up a hit song: show don't tell the instructors would say. I took a…

A Wordle of my blog...

I just did a Wordle of my blog site. It shows the words I use most in my posts. Glad to see no swear words made it to the list. Ha!

 

 

Happy writing, everyone!

Stacey D. Atkinson is a freelance

How to write a book at a coffee shop

Sometimes, in order to achieve great things, you have to get out of your own way. When it comes to writing a book, that could mean leaving your home for the afternoon and going somewhere with no distractions (and preferably…