Three things you should never forget… even when working your dream gig.
So I spent the last year working for a truly amazing company. Not only did it give me a chance to develop some new writing skills, it gave me the opportunity to work with some of the best co-workers I've ever had. The clients I got to work for were…Read more
The Ten Day Checklist
It's March 5th, which means we only have 10 days left until the Stephen King Writing Challenge starts! This writing challenge is a particularly tough one, and I want to make sure you're prepared before we get started. So I've created a checklist to help you get ready. It's grouped…Read more
Why you should be thinking of a SKWC backup plan…
I knew February 24th was going to be a tough day. Not only was I working on various projects back to back, I also had an important meeting scheduled and I was determined to impress. So when I got home, with a bag of fast food, I was grateful that…Read more
How to cheat during the Stephen King Writing Challenge.
Not that you would ever cheat. Of course not. You got into this challenge for honor, glory, and a more substantial writing portfolio. You can't trick or cheat your way into that! But one day, usually half way through the challenge, it's going to hit you. It's going to hit…Read more
The 2021 Stephen King Writing Challenge
So back in 2020, I decided to take Stephen King's advice from 'On Writing' literally. I ended up creating The Stephen King Writing Challenge. Despite underestimating the challenge I created, I managed to finish the blasted thing. And when I did, I realized how much I had gotten out of…Read more
How To Get a NaNoWriMo Project Back On Track
Did you decide to do NaNoWriMo this year? Great! In participating you joined a long line of talented writers who have found fellowship, support, and success in this yearly challenge. But you might not have been as good as you should have been. Maybe life just knocked you for a…Read more
What I Learned from my Livestream Writing Challenge
Over the course of the month of October, I participated in my 30 Day Livestream Writing Challenge. There were some ups, some downs, and a lot of small emergencies that came up in the middle of the night with no warning whatsoever. But like every challenge I've done so far…Read more
Where to check out the Livestream Challenge.
So trying to decide where to host a month-long writing challenge has been... challenging. I kept going back and forth about hosting it on Twitch or Instagram or something else, before I realized that getting my followers' opinions would be far more valuable. So I ran a short poll on…Read more
Winner – The Livestream Challenge
Livestreaming. It's what most people have already been doing for years. I grew up in a household where video games were strictly forbidden - woo boy, that's a whole other post- so I genuinely didn't pay too much attention to what was going on the gaming world. So, at first,…Read more
Runner-Up – The PitMad Writer’s Challenge.
So let's talk about writing challenges... My first challenge consisted of the participant getting up really early and writing for an hour. My next challenge upped the ante by forcing the participant to live three important beats of a famous writer's schedule everyday. Challenge one had a decent response. Challenge…Read more