Erica Vetsch · Michelle Griep · Writing Craft · Writing Resources

Am I Done Yet? – Guest Post by Erica Vetsch

I am so incredibly blessed to have Erica Vetsch as a guest today to whet your appetite for a wonderful writing resource written by her and nine other award-winning authors.  You won’t want to miss Writing from the Trenches or Erica’s answer to the question, Am I done yet? And since I haven’t done a giveaway… Continue reading Am I Done Yet? – Guest Post by Erica Vetsch

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Writing Craft: Finding Your Author Voice

Voice seems to be one of those elusive things I have encountered as an aspiring author. What is it? How do you know what your voice is? How do you know if it is unique? Until recently, I just avoided the whole issue because it seemed so convoluted.   But the day must come when… Continue reading Writing Craft: Finding Your Author Voice

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Writing Craft Wednesday: Scheduling

  Okay, I’m going to be realistic here. I am a Type B person and like to go with the flow. Schedules are nice, but they are just a suggestion to my reality.   However, the older I get and the more I get into this writing “thing” the more I am beginning to realize… Continue reading Writing Craft Wednesday: Scheduling

developing characters · Story Plotting · Writing Craft

WCW: Creating Well-Rounded Characters – Dark Moment Stories

How do you create a character readers can connect with? It takes more than actions. Heroes and heroines need a past. Read on to find out how to create resonating histories for your characters.

GMC · Point of View (POV) · Story Plotting · Uncategorized · Writing Craft

WCW: Crafting the Perfect Chapter – It’s Elementary, My Dears

*This is an expanded edition of my guest blog post to Southern Writer’s Magazine on December 14, 2016. Crafting the Perfect Chapter – It’s Elementary, My Dears     Before becoming a stay-at-home-mom, I taught fifth-grade students to analyze writing. I hadn’t given much thought to applying what I taught to my own writing until… Continue reading WCW: Crafting the Perfect Chapter – It’s Elementary, My Dears

Book Reviews · Story Plotting · Writing Craft

Writing Craft Wednesday: The Story Equation

Have you struggled with flat characters? Difficult to plot stories? A lack of knowledge on how to correct these issues?   Oh my! I must admit I fall very solidly in this category. After the ACFW Conference, I realized just how much of a beginner I am. It feels like I have scrapped my story… Continue reading Writing Craft Wednesday: The Story Equation

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Writing Wednesday: NaNoWriMo Top Ten

Are you new to the writing scene? Maybe you’ve heard of NaNoWriMo. Maybe you’ve even attempted it or completed it. Maybe you are just even wondering what this crazy abbreviate even means. Well, today my goal is to teach you what it is, give some ideas on how to prepare, and to create/share NaNoWriMo goals.… Continue reading Writing Wednesday: NaNoWriMo Top Ten