When I'm in college, it feels like is a never-ending list of papers to write (even more so than a never-ending train of tests). Even as an author, I know I occasionally start to dread my next assignment.
That’s why it is essential to have a process for writing. Having a process can help you write better in less time. That goes for school and novel writing. Today I wanted to share an infographic that was created by Instructional Solutions on how to become a better writer. The graphic guides you through 19 actionable tips. Below are 3 of ones that I think are super important
This is my third week of Junior Year and I find myself still getting back into the homework mindset while also trying to finally get back to my writing and remembering to be more social than I have been at school so far.
All in all, I find myself tending towards iTunes and Netflix to an unhealthy degree. Thankfully, last night I spent 2 hours writing The Belgrave Legacy's sequel Unmoored and replying to beta reader comments on The Matchmakers. Unfortunately, I still need to psych myself up to fix and finish this draft of The Matchmakers before I then revise it into Draft 2, revise, edit, and publish it. Who knows how long that will take. But the good news is that I'm writing (and now blogging) again. I would say that's progress.
You may remember me talking about how I was finally getting back to writing, but how in the process I was making more than a few mistakes that would need some serious fixing in the future. Well, my mom had a bad accident and that completely upended our lives starting Wednesday and it wasn't until two days ago that we reached our new, temporary "normal." This is all to say that my writing more of The Matchmakers came to a grinding halt. It took too much brain power that I didn't have at the time. But I did start cutting things out, which is why the sidebar went from:
It's been a while since I talked about writing The Matchmakers (which was probably more recent than the last time I actually wrote anything for that story... until this past week). I'm proud to say that starting this past Saturday, I've been writing Rosemary's story for at least 20 minutes a day. I have to say Chris Fox's 5KWPH app is awesome (if you're a fellow writer, you should use it, but read his book 5,000 Words Per Hour: Write Faster, Write Smarter first).
If you read my last personal blog post, you'll know that I had some big news. I released it to my newsletter yesterday, and now I'm sharing it with everyone:
Title: The Belgrave Legacy
Author: Zara Hoffman
Genre: Upper YA Paranormal Romance
Publisher: ZH Press
Publication Date: October 31, 2016
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A Reluctant Heroine. A Snarky Angel. A Big Mess.
Fawn doesn't believe in magic. But it is very real, and has made her a vulnerable target.
Caleb is sick of Hell. When the Devil offers him a way out, he immediately says yes.
Can this young witch trust the dark angel assigned to romance and seduce her? Or will his betrayal tear them apart forever?
The Belgrave Legacy is an upper-young adult paranormal romance. Filled with magic, witches, angels, and demons, this story will keep you turning the pages until the very end. Buy the book now, and discover a world hiding in our own.
I'm a self-published author (because being a college student wasn't hard enough!) and spend most of my time doing homework. I write YA multi-genre fiction for young adults or the young at heart. I love NCIS, BBC's Sherlock,
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