• Business & Home Balance
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    Business/Home Balance

    With anything in life, there comes a time when you need to find balance, whether it’s business and home, home and hobbies, business and hobbies, whatever. It’s not an easy thing to accomplish by any means, but there are some things to make it more manageable. When you’re running your own business, it feels like you have all the time in the world, right? Especially when your business is being run from your home, but that’s where you would be wrong. If you don’t put things in place with a great system and processes, you’re gonna be more miserable than you were before you started this awesome thing. Let’s take…

  • Featured Organizing
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    Organizing Your Novel

    Everyone has their own processes and systems to keep things organized and together as they write, but what if you’re just starting or are in need of a fresh start with your organizing? Keep reading and you’ll find some ideas I’ve dug up for you because, well, I’m in the same boat. Let’s take a look at what I’ve found… Electronic Organization I’ve found that quite a few have used an electronic system for keeping their stories organized. Let’s dive in and look as what others are doing. Trello With Trello you have different boards, cards, lists and more, it’s no wonder many turn to Trello for their organizing needs.…

  • Writing Fun!

    April’s Writing Theme: Novel Organization

    The reason for taking my break last month was due to some distressing feedback of my first novel and to be honest, my heart couldn’t take it. That doesn’t mean that I’ll be quitting, oh, far from it. I’ve been looking up more on writing than I did when I started and I realized that perhaps if I could get my notes and data for my novels organized, I wouldn’t forget that some events happened or that one of the men I have changed from Nix to Drant. Yeah, it happens to us all. So here’s your chance to help others that are struggling with their writing and provide some…

  • Journal

    Ways to Plot a Novel

    There are plenty of ways to plot a novel and the way each author plots is completely up to them. Every author is different with different thoughts and ways of organizing them. The way I plot could be, and probably is completely different from the way others plot their novels. Plotting your novel is unique and special process each author must discover for themselves. This is where one process doesn’t fit all. When deciding how to plot your novel, there are many processes to choose from. Plot Structures: Character – Driven Your characters are the main reason the story moves along. Their motivation and drive to complete their mission, journey…

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    Where Did the Time Go… Half the Year Gone!!

    Half of the year has gone... Where did the time go? It's definitely going faster than I would like...  We are now one half of the way through the year and I thought it would be a good time to review my goals and see where my progress is at. So let's get right into it...

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    Planning for 2018

    No affiliate links or bribes were accepted while planning or writing of this post. All opinions and thoughts expressed are solely those of the author from their experience. This year has been a year of learning, change, forging on over mountains with determination and falling to valleys of procrastination. With the year a few months to a close, I have decided to begin planning 2018 sooner rather than later. With my form of planning and always wanting the shiny new ‘thing’, I decided shortly into the year to go back to some programs and implement others that have worked well for me the last few months. Planning Start First of all, I’ve signed…