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The Power of Feels in Writing

Welcome to Fanfic to Published Fic, a new series where I take my experience as a fanfiction writer and help other authors make the transition from online storytelling to professional storytelling! This is the first installment of this new series, so let me know what you think! In fandom parlance, there is a common term known as “feels.” If I were…

The Two Things You Can Do to Make Feedback Easier

To call putting your creative work in the hands of someone else “difficult” is probably the understatement of the century. When you create something, you put pieces of your heart and soul into that work, which means that, sometimes, giving over your work to another person feels like you’re asking for them to judge you personally. That, of course, isn’t true!…

How I wrote a Master’s Dissertation and Four (and a half!) Full-Length Novels in 2018…And How You Can, Too!

It’s the holiday season, which means one thing above all else: this is the time of year when slogans and cheesy inspirational sayings are all the rage. Phrases like, “the best present is being present,” and “a goal without a plan is just a dream,” permeate our cultural consciousness as people come together to celebrate their religious holidays and the…

Five Writing Lessons I Learned from Netflix’s “Nailed It!”

As everyone knows, we are living in the era of peak TV. With so much binge-able content available these days, there’s a perfect show for everyone. Whether you like the high fantasy you’ll see in Game of Thrones, the tear-jerking family drama you’ll catch in This is Us or the thrilling escapades of a regenerating Doctor Who, you can flip on your TV or…