Coaching Articles

Keep Going: 5 mindset shifts to help you reach The End

First off, Happy Halloween! As a horror writer, I LOVE Halloween. And the entire month of October is just my favorite over all. I was so pleased (and also frightened) by the fact that this October...

6 brainstorming (ahem… plotting) techniques that even work for pantsers

In this post, you'll learn 6 brainstorming techniques that even work for pansters! This is a bonus post that follows along after the NaNoPrep series (essentially, the last four posts on the blog,...

Getting into character: the carrier of your driving force and your story’s soul

In the previous weeks, you discovered the driving force behind your story and the soul of your story. The next step is to decide who is the best person to carry and deliver your message to the world...

The Soul of Your Story: writing a book is like making a cake

​Last week we dug into the driving force behind your story. This week, we’ll discover its soul… with a cake analogy. I made my mom a triple chocolate layer cake with cookie crumbles for her b’day...