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In Your Arsenal

As a writer, it is necessary to have various tools in your arsenal to support you along your writing journey. As a writer for many years, there have been many books that I have viewed in hopes to better my understanding of the craft. One of the books that have been very helpful in my growth as a writer is The Writer’s Little helper. As a beginner writer, it helped me hone and develop my craft, shaping the modes in which I would later generate material. It is a fabulous book, easy to read, and full of helpful information and diagrams. I would highly recommend this book for both beginners and seasoned writers who would like a refresher, and perhaps some neat new ideas to incorporate into their writing arsenal.

 

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Flight of the Griffin

One of the few artistic things I do other than writing. It is always good to see your world come to life… If you find yourself wanting to draw, but feel that you just aren’t any good at it, I understand. I’m not either, except on rare occasions. There are a couple of things that really help me to come out with something other than a squibbly stick person when I draw. One, it helps to have music on that I both enjoy, and can lose myself in. This means I can concentrate. Second, if you look at a picture before hand, it helps tremendously. All you have to do from there is see it on the page and draw what you see. Looking at the page you’re drawing on and “seeing” it there before you make a line is key. At least, those are the two things that really help me.887191_934150210039491_8400908319429681799_o.jpg

Writing Calendars

Ever struggle with being consistent with your writing? Victoria Schwab, a fellow writer, and author, once presented the amazing idea of using a calendar to keep yourself accountable. The goal is to put a sticker on a calendar for each day that you succeeded in writing. Not only does it keep you accountable, as each day that goes by without a sticker can be depressing, but it is also encouraging to see all of the stickers start to add up! The goal is to make each sticker worth so many words (500 or 100 words). It is also great when working under a deadline!

You can check out her website here: Victoria Schwab

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