Just Keep Writing: Everything is Derivative

“Just Keep Writing” is a series of pep talks I’m writing for myself in hopes that it will help you as well. I just learned from The Myths and Legends podcast that Shakespeare’s Hamlet was derived from a traditional story called Amleth (listen to story here). That’s right. Shakespeare moved the H, changed a fewContinue reading “Just Keep Writing: Everything is Derivative”

Just Keep Writing: Really Rough Drafts

First, an Update! I just finished the second draft of my middle grade fantasy novel! I started the novel two winters ago, so it was my goal to finish the rewrite this month. Because I’m off work right now as a teacher, I was able to pull it off. And honestly, this draft is rough.Continue reading “Just Keep Writing: Really Rough Drafts”

Just Keep Writing: How to Keep Writing Through Self-Doubt

I’m having one of those self-doubt days where I look at my writing and wonder what I’ve been doing with my life. So today I’m writing to show solidarity with all of you self-doubting writers to encourage you (and myself) to keep writing.

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