One thing that’s been on my mind for a while was about how best to develop and build my brand. And since this is the last #AuthorToolboxBlogHop for 2018, I thought I would share some of my ideas about it. I am going to range about a bit, focusing mainly on web/blog sites and social media but I do have some other thoughts beyond that.
Since good dialogue is something I tend to appreciate, I thought I’d use this month’s #AuthorToolboxBlogHop to give some thoughts and ideas about writing it.
Regardless of the genre that we choose to write in, there’s a good chance we’ll want to include some sort of action scene or scenes in our work. It may be a one-on-one fight, it might involve two massive armies. It could involve various weapons or vehicles. It could even be two men chasing a swan. Whatever type of action you want to write, I hope some of the following thoughts will prove useful.
The main thing that’s been on my mind lately has been ways of getting myself more organised about my writing in the hopes that I’ll start making progress sometime soon. And so, for this month’s #AuthorToolboxBlogHop post, I thought I’d look at some of the options I’m using or considering.
This post was written specifically for the #AuthorToolboxBlogHop.
Since May is Mental Health Awareness month, I thought I’d take the opportunity to talk about ways in which you can take care of yourself.
One thing that I think is important for growth as an artist is to keep challenging yourself. One obvious example of this is NaNoWriMo, to help you push your productivity. Another is to become part of a writer’s group, to share your work and accept critiques.
One of the things I consistently hear online is how supportive the writing community can be for many of us struggling through a first draft (or second or fifteenth, whichever). If, like me, you have found this to be the case then maybe you’re looking for ways to give back. Here are a few suggestions:
Since it seems to be flu season once again, I thought I’d try talking about ways to keep working, even when you feel like crap.
One thing that I found is liable to help you on your writing quest is to grow and cultivate a community of like-minded individuals around you.
I’m going to take a slightly different tack with this month’s Author Toolbox post. To one degree or another the majority of my previous posts, with the possible exception of the first, have been about techniques or tools you can use. This time, I want to try talking about mindset.