Don’t RUSH the Writing Process

Don’t rush when writing, revising, editing, uploading, querying, marketing, or any part of the writing process because it’s a sure way to make costly and aggravating mistakes. Too often beginner writers and newer authors make the mistake of rushing through all or part of the process in their excitement and eagerness to get their book Out There. It happens to the best of us. And when you rush, mistakes happen!

Despite our giddiness in getting our book Out There writers need to stop rushing through the process and practice patience. Easier said than done!

20 Horrifying Writer Problems

There’s a a whole host of spine-tingling, soul-stealing, heart-wrenching, frightening, horrifying, and petrifying things that can happen when you’re a writer.It comes with the territory. And it’s part of the learning curve.

Writing, marketing, and all that author stuff means going way out of our comfort zone, so there are lots of chances to get it wrong and make mistakes. Some mistakes are more horrific than others. But there is an upside! How many of these things happened to you? Or have you had other horrors related to writing? Please leave a comment and share the horror!

✅ Do you struggle with telling not showing? Do you want to enhance your characterization? Take my MASTER CLASS: The Power of Archetype & Write a More Masterful Sentence.

A great story has great characters. Memorable characters that leap from the page do more than just entertain. The reader relates and learns from them. Discover how to create believable and nuanced characters that drive plot and enhance conflict by teasing out all the strengths and weaknesses found in archetypes.

There are many ways to tell a story and even more ways to write the scenes and sentences within. An ordinary sentence may move the plot forward, but a masterful sentence or scene does so much more! A purpose-driven scene enhances mood, tone, characterization, conflict, plot, theme, and emotion. Discover the author techniques and literary devices to create evocative and layered prose that transform the ordinary into the extraordinary.

This course provides both a literary and real-life approach to: • characterization • archetypes • authorial techniques • literary devices that will help you master the art of ‘showing vs telling’.

 

10 Rules to Live a Great Writing Life | Writing Tips | Author Advice

These 10 rules have helped me live a more satisfied and happier writing life. They were learned the hard way. Juggling writing with working or other full-time responsibilities is often a daily and ongoing struggle of time management and expectations. It can be disappointing and frustrating.

Experience is a great but brutal teacher, yet one that helped me to come to terms with my life, available time, resources, and expectations. Maybe they will help you too.

For and in-depth look at techniques to master showing not telling and ways to amplify characterization take my MASTER CLASS, The Power of Archetype & Write a More Masterful Sentence

A great story has great characters. Memorable characters that leap from the page do more than just entertain. The reader relates and learns from them. Discover how to create believable and nuanced characters that drive plot and enhance conflict by teasing out all the strengths and weaknesses found in archetypes.

There are many ways to tell a story and even more ways to write the scenes and sentences within. An ordinary sentence may move the plot forward, but a masterful sentence or scene does so much more! A purpose-driven scene enhances mood, tone, characterization, conflict, plot, theme, and emotion.

Discover the author techniques and literary devices to create evocative and layered prose that transform the ordinary into the extraordinary. This course provides both a literary and real-life approach to: • characterization • archetypes • authorial techniques • literary devices that will help you master the art of ‘showing vs telling’. * You also get feedback on 10-pages of your manuscript.***

MASTER CLASS

5 Reasons to Get Off the Writing Hamster Wheel

Are you trying to do it all, write more books, market more books, promote more books, post more on social media, and do more more more? Then this video is for you. Having a goals, aspirations, and vision for your writing future is wonderful and necessary, but sometimes pushing ourselves beyond the limit neglects the other important things that bring us joy and contentment.

This is a personal look at why I had to get off the writing hamster wheel to live my best writing life.

 

✅ For and in-depth look at techniques to master showing not telling and ways to amplify characterization take my MASTER CLASS, The Power of Archetype & Write a More Masterful Sentence A great story has great characters.

Memorable characters that leap from the page do more than just entertain. The reader relates and learns from them. Discover how to create believable and nuanced characters that drive plot and enhance conflict by teasing out all the strengths and weaknesses found in archetypes. There are many ways to tell a story and even more ways to write the scenes and sentences within. An ordinary sentence may move the plot forward, but a masterful sentence or scene does so much more!

A purpose-driven scene enhances mood, tone, characterization, conflict, plot, theme, and emotion. Discover the author techniques and literary devices to create evocative and layered prose that transform the ordinary into the extraordinary. This course provides both a literary and real-life approach to: • characterization • archetypes • authorial techniques • literary devices that will help you master the art of ‘showing vs telling’. * You also get feedback on 10-pages of your manuscript.***

MASTER CLASS

5 Stages of a New Writer | Stages of Writing | Writing Problems

This episode breaks the writing process into 5 stages that writers go through with their first novel. Writing, learning to write, understanding the craft, and implementing the strategies to write a great novel is a process. One that cannot be rushed.

Writers are a special breed. Our imaginations push us to create worlds and characters out of thin air. No easy task. It is a labor of love and, for many writers, something that fills our soul, brings us joy, and gives us a sense of purpose. Is this you? Are you a beginner writer? Is this your first novel? Second? Third? Maybe you’re a pro. Whether this is your first or your hundredth, writing is an act of sheer creative will, determination, and perseverance. Let’s embrace it all!

Hi, I’m Autumn Bardot, author, mom, grand mom, wife, language arts teacher, and more. Writing is my passion. I wish I had more time to do it! Looking forward to retirement when I can devote more time to getting the stories in my head OUT. By subscribing you help keep this channel going. Really! Your support and comments make my day better and encourage me to continue to make content.

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Tips to Help With Setting | Writing Inspiration | Immerse Yourself in Story Setting

Go deep into your story’s setting with these hints for making it an immersive experience. Setting is important to character arc, conflict, themes, and so much more.

It’s important to be there, in the space, feel the air, taste, touch and hear the setting that your characters are in. It helps you add more depth and nuance to your characters and their conflict. Unfortunately most of us do not have the ability or opportunity to write in the place or time of our story. But there are ways to get around that.

 

Things Authors Buy in the Name of Research | Author Splurges

The author life includes big and little splurges to indulge our interest for a topic or to use in our research. As many of you know, one of the genres I write is historical fiction. What you may not know is that I love castles, especially medieval castles, which I did lots of research for The Impaler’s Wife. Everyone needs a castle, right? So I bought one…the only one I can afford. A European castle tour is on my bucket list too. What did you splurge on while writing a story?

Leave a comment and tell me. I’d love to know…and also know that I’m not the only one who does this. LOL.

MASTER CLASS The Power of Archetype & Write a More Masterful Sentence A great story has great characters. Memorable characters that leap from the page do more than just entertain. The reader relates and learns from them. Discover how to create believable and nuanced characters that drive plot and enhance conflict by teasing out all the strengths and weaknesses found in archetypes.

There are many ways to tell a story and even more ways to write the scenes and sentences within. An ordinary sentence may move the plot forward, but a masterful sentence or scene does so much more! A purpose-driven scene enhances mood, tone, characterization, conflict, plot, theme, and emotion.

Discover the author techniques and literary devices to create evocative and layered prose that transform the ordinary into the extraordinary. This course provides both a literary and real-life approach to:

• characterization

• archetypes

• authorial techniques

• literary devices that will help you master the art of ‘showing vs telling’.

Stylesheet | Why You Need a Stylesheet | Editing Tips

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This week’s episode is about all the great things a stylesheet can do for you. How it can make your editing life a little bit easier and less frustrating and help you think like a copy editor.

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