Taking the Business Out of Writing

I love writing. Specifically, the craft of writing. The business of writing, though, can stress me out. Once my work goes from "doing it because I want to tell a story" to "doing it because I want to tell a story that gets published" automatically Continue Reading

Outlining with the Dames

Dame Rinda and Dame Rachel barefoot plotting

Yesterday I opened the blog for questions, and one of our readers asked something that we Dames thought would make a great blog post. Thank you, Cassie for asking us this: "To any/all Dames: how loosely/tightly do you outline a project, and do you Continue Reading

Plot that Evil. Plot it!

Brace yourself, people. I’m going to talk plotting. *waits for room to empty* Okay, now that it’s just the two of us here, I’m going to tell you how I plot a novel. Well, I’m going to tell you the tools I use to plot a novel. Fair warning: this Continue Reading