Hi everyone and welcome back to Claerie’s Tales. I have some really big news to share with you guys this week, which is... *drumroll please* I will be attending my first ever writing conference this weekend, September 21 and 22nd 2018! I can’t even begin to explain to you all how excited I am for… Continue reading Big News!
Hey, my lovelies! I've been away from the blog for a bit and I'm sorry about that. I do have a good excuse though: I FINISHED MY BOOK! Well, the first draft, anyway. Now to commence with a momentous round of revisions. I'm actually strangely looking forward to this part because as overwhelming as it is, picking out… Continue reading Update!
It's the beginning of the quarter and you know what that means. Time to see how I faired with my winter 2016 quarterly goals. Remember, to succeed, I need to have completed at least half of my goals. Winter 2016 Quarterly Goals Finish #12DaysofChrismas Series. This did not happen. I got very busy with my WIP and my… Continue reading Spring 2017 Bi-Monthly Goals
Last week we talked about why I think chapters are important to a longer work. While any and all of those reasons are valid, knowing that you should have chapters is an entirely different animal than actually writing them. Today I'm going to give you my top tips for creating engaging and meaningful chapters. Decide… Continue reading Chapters: How Do I Write One?
Happy New Year everyone! It's January first which means its time to look back on my Fall Quarterly Goals to see how I did, and make some new ones for 2017! Remember, in order two succeed I had to complete at least half of my goals. Fall 2016 Quarterly Goals RESULTS Complete the free world building… Continue reading January Quarterly Goals
Hey, guys. So, this is something I’ve been meaning to do for awhile now. Two authors and Youtubers I really love, Kim Chance and Jenna Moreci, routinely talk about setting Quarterly Goals on their channels. Basically, every three months, they set a list of tasks (usually writing related, but not always) that they hope to… Continue reading Quarterly Goals Fall 2016
Disclaimer: Pokemon-Go is property of Niantic and Nintendo. This Tag and these graphics are from Read at Midnight and used with permission. Lots of people in my writing circle have been doing this tag lately, so I thought I would jump on board and join them! The book series that started it all for me had to be The Magic Treehouse by Mary Pope… Continue reading The Pokemon-Go Book Tag!
Hey guys! So, I found this on Kim Chance’s Youtube Channel and thought it might be fun to answer some questions about me as a writer using this tag. My apologies, I nor Kim know who the original creator was, but if they happen to read this, thank you! What do you eat or drink… Continue reading The Writer Tag!
Everyone who has ever tried to write a book, or keep up a blog, or do any other project that is not adjacent to their main responsibilities knows that it's a lot of work. And no matter whether you're a student, full-time employee, parent, or something else entirely, you know it also takes a… Continue reading The Balancing Act: My Top Tips for Staying On Track
A writer’s workspace can be a very important part of the creative process depending on the type of person you are. Generally speaking, I’m not that picky about where I write, but this is my primary workspace. My keyboard: Most people these days (At least in my house) seem to prefer the keyboards with flat… Continue reading Four Facts About Where I Work