Writing Tips: What do you want to see?

Hello Champions! It’s been a while since I’ve posted any writing tips, so I really wanted to do that today, but I realized I don’t really have a good idea what you guys want to know about writing, so instead I’m holding a poll to find out what interests you the most!

The poll will be open for roughly one week. You can only vote for one topic, but you can vote more than once–though I would appreciate it if you cast your votes for the things you are most passionate about so I know what to prioritize. These were all the general topics I could think of at the moment, but if you have a particular topic you would like to see me cover please give me a shout out in the comments below.

I’ll wait for the poll results before I tackle any real writing tips, but I know in the past I’ve been asked a few times by readers who badly want to write, but find it difficult to snatch more than a few minutes at a time. I have found the book for you: 5,000 words per hour. It’s an ebook that outlines how the author manages to write 4,000 to 5,000 words in an hour–which is roughly 8-10 pages of a Microsoft Word Document. Warning: I have tried his method, and I’m not certain how the heck he does it. Using his method DID help me increase my output, but I max out at roughly 2,000 words per hour, well below what he clocks in.

BUT, the idea of maximizing your output isn’t why I think you should check this book out. As I mentioned, I have this book in mind for writers who find it difficult to muster up the time. Trying to write for an hour is probably out of their reach. The reason why I think this book will be a perfect jump-start for you time-masters, is because he gives a detailed method that shows you how to start writing for five minute stretches. After a few weeks of practice, if you can slip a couple of these five minute sessions in your day, you should be able to get about a page done per day. It doesn’t sound like a fabulous pace, but after half a year you should have a decent-length novel!

That’s all for today, Champions! Thank you for voting in the poll, and I look forward to seeing what you guys are interested in. Have a great week!

8 comments on “Writing Tips: What do you want to see?

  1. Wow! I’d never heard of 5,000 words an hour…I have to admit, I feel like that would totally take some of the fun out of the process for me if I was going THAT fast. I think most people (clearly not all) need to have a little self-editing happening in the drafting process. Editing is my least favorite thing ever, so I’d rather splice as much as I can into the writing process so I don’t have to spend as much time on it later. Looking forward to hearing more about your process 🙂

    • Yeah, it is absolutely insane. I don’t think I would ever be comfortable going that fast either. Some of the little things I go back and change while writing have a huge impact on the story later on, but I do think it is a GREAT system for people who only have a few minutes to write a day. 🙂 Thanks for voting in the the poll!

  2. I would specifically like to know more about the process of making your story available on Amazon.com as a Kindle book. There are apparently several people in my semi-rural area who would like help bringing their novels to a broader audience, and that might be a nice little niche for me within my husband’s computer programming company. I don’t do a lot of writing anymore, but I still love editing and reading! I’m looking forward to reading your upcoming tips, whatever you decide to share. 🙂

    • Good to know–thank you for writing out your question here! The process is actually quite simple, but you do need a bit of computer savvy in order to actually do it. 🙂 I’ll be sure to take a closer look at it in the future!

  3. Voted! You are awesome. By the way, about to enter book 4 of King Arthur & Her Knights. I’m up to date with all six fairy tales, life reader, Princess Ahira, red rope of fate, and 3 MBRC books….all read now. That leaves me with only a few of your books left to read. Ahhhhhh! Keep writing please or I will go insane :)!!!

    • Thanks for voting, and I’m glad to hear you’ve enjoyed my stories! Hopefully you enjoy the King Arthurs series–book 6 will be out next week. In the meantime I really do feel honored that you are working your way through everything I’ve created! 🙂

      • Oh and I know it might sound lame, but “fight song” by Rachel Platten came on Pandora the other day. I was struck how well the lyrics fit Britt Arthur’s tale….down to the two years mentioned and missing home.

        Also the lyrics of “never say never” (Tyler Ward’s cover of The Fray) reminds me of Britt and certain handsome wizard…minus the bad word, of course. 😄

        Don’t mind me – I can become song dedication crazy when it comes to literary characters/couples I like. I’ll stop…for now. *wink*

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