How to Craft a Strong Premise For Your Novel, Premise, Planning Your Novel, First Drafts, Writing Your Novel, Story Development, Renea Guenther
First Drafts, Planning Your Novel, Premise, Story Development, Writing Your Novel

How to Build a Powerful Premise in 6 Easy Steps

by Renea Guenther @ReneaGuenther It can be exciting to start writing a new novel. You have a fresh idea, you can picture your characters, and you’ve begun imagining cool scenes to use in your story. The only problem is: it’s all in your head. There’s still a lot of work to do before you can… Continue reading How to Build a Powerful Premise in 6 Easy Steps

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Brainstorming Ideas For Your Story (Part Three), Brainstorming, Ideas, Choosing a Story, Planning Your Novel, Story Development, Renea Guenther
Brainstorming, Choosing a Story, Ideas, Planning Your Novel, Story Development

Brainstorming Ideas For Your Story (Part Three)

by Renea Guenther @ReneaGuenther Over the past couple of weeks, we've talked about brainstorming techniques we can use to gather ideas and how to increase our creativity. In our final week of this series, we're going to discuss how to bring everything into one cohesive idea we can turn into a story. At this point, we've… Continue reading Brainstorming Ideas For Your Story (Part Three)

Brainstorming Ideas For Your Story (Part Two), Brainstorming, Ideas, Choosing a Story, Planning Your Novel, Story Development, Renea Guenther
Brainstorming, Choosing a Story, Ideas, Planning Your Novel, Story Development

Brainstorming Ideas For Your Story (Part Two)

by Renea Guenther @ReneaGuenther Last week we spoke of brainstorming techniques we can use to gather ideas. This week we're going to talk about things you can do in your everyday life to relax your mind and release your creativity. Sometimes the harder we try, the more difficult it is to find the solution. Letting… Continue reading Brainstorming Ideas For Your Story (Part Two)

Brainstorming Ideas For Your Story (Part One), Brainstorming, Ideas, Choosing a Story, Planning Your Novel, Story Development, Renea Guenther
Brainstorming, Choosing a Story, Ideas, Planning Your Novel, Story Development

Brainstorming Ideas For Your Story (Part One)

by Renea Guenther @ReneaGuenther Now you know your genre, but you still have to figure out the story. You can't just throw in a dragon or some magic and expect to call it a fantasy without having a plot, character, and setting. Your story needs meaning, or it's nothing but crap thrown on a page.… Continue reading Brainstorming Ideas For Your Story (Part One)

How To Choose Your Story's Genre, Choosing a Story, Genre, Planning Your Novel, Story Development, Renea Guenther
Choosing a Story, Genre, Planning Your Novel, Story Development

How To Choose Your Story’s Genre

by Renea Guenther @ReneaGuenther Now you're ready to write. But what are you going to write? You need to know the type of story you're going to write before putting words to paper. You want to fit solidly within a genre, so your readers come back for more. But this doesn't mean you can't include… Continue reading How To Choose Your Story’s Genre

10 Great Ways To Beat Procrastination And Get Writing, Procrastination, Productivity, Time Management, Writing Life, Renea Guenther
Procrastination, Productivity, Time Management, Writing Life

10 Great Ways To Beat Procrastination And Get Writing

by Renea Guenther @ReneaGuenther One of the biggest problems in finishing my book has been "procrastination." I know many of you out there have been facing the same issue, but there are ways of beating it. Over the years I've compiled a list of the top ten ways to get our butts in the seat… Continue reading 10 Great Ways To Beat Procrastination And Get Writing

6 Steps To Setting Writing Goals That Work, Writing Life, Productivity, Time Management, Setting Goals, Renea Guenther
Productivity, Setting Goals, Time Management, Writing Life

6 Steps To Setting Writing Goals That Work

by Renea Guenther @ReneaGuenther Even if you have the motivation to write and have developed a personal writing process, you still face the dilemma of finishing what you start. If you're anything like me, you start a project all excited. You get off to a great start, but then you're distracted by something else going… Continue reading 6 Steps To Setting Writing Goals That Work

How To Determine Your Individual Writing Process, Writing Life, Productivity, Time Management, Writing Process, Renea Guenther, Time Management, Writing Life, Writing Process
Productivity, Time Management, Writing Life, Writing Process

How To Determine Your Individual Writing Process

by Renea Guenther @ReneaGuenther One of the problems a writer faces on a daily basis is distractions. Everywhere you turn it seems writers are saying, "This writing process worked for me, so it'll work for you too." But it doesn't work for you. So you're left wondering what you did wrong. It worked for them,… Continue reading How To Determine Your Individual Writing Process

4 Steps to Increase Your Writing Productivity, Writing Life, Productivity, Time Management, Renea Guenther
Productivity, Time Management, Writing Life

4 Steps to Increase Your Writing Productivity

by Renea Guenther @ReneaGuenther One of the problems a writer faces on a daily basis is distractions. Something always seems to get in the way of our writing—appointments, chores, family, phone calls, visitors, etc. There’s just no getting around it. We have to roll with the punches and write whenever we get the chance. But… Continue reading 4 Steps to Increase Your Writing Productivity