A Pantser’s Guide To Plotting

A Pantser’s Guide To Plotting

Hi, my name is Jenna, and I am a Pantser. I admit it. The thought of extensive outlines and plotting charts and beat sheets send me running for the hills. My story becomes too stifled if I tell it what to do ahead of time instead of the other way around. But it seems...
Pause

Pause

  We’ve been told to “Stay home!” And with good reason. If we all stay put now, hopefully we can not only #flattenthecurve, but get rid of it all together so we can go back to our “normal” lives. The grocery and liquor stores are...
Let It Flow

Let It Flow

I’m gonna say it – Writing is hard. I don’t mean shooting out a quick email or text. I’m talking about writing a story. It doesn’t matter how much schooling you’ve had or how many “rules” you know, or even how many books...
New Year, New You – Blah, Blah, Blah

New Year, New You – Blah, Blah, Blah

I see it everywhere – “New Year, New You!” Initially, it’s a nice sentiment – It’s a fresh year, make a fresh start. Now is your chance for a change. But let’s face it – we all know those New Year’s resolutions are...
The Power of Yet

The Power of Yet

  “I can’t do it!” She angrily shoved her notebook across her desk and raked her hands through her hair, frustration oozing out of her pores.  Her teacher calmly slid the notebook back in front of her and picked up the tossed aside pencil....