Why Scivener is the Best Novel Writing Software » Behind the Novel Ep. 1

I’ve been talking about making this series for about two months now, and I finally got around to making the first episode. Welcoming to Behind The Novel, the series where I’ll share my novel writing process every step of the way. Originally I was going to just jump into showing you the writing process, but after…Continue reading Why Scivener is the Best Novel Writing Software » Behind the Novel Ep. 1

Writers Life

Think about 20 different ideas Narrow it down to one. Think some more. Outline maybe… Or just start writing. “We’ll, that idea sucks. Time to rewrite.” Expand on everything! Oops. Expanded too much. Cut it down. Write! Write! Write! Almost done, don’t get burned out. The last chapter isn’t working. What did I do wrong?…Continue reading Writers Life

Find Inspiration, Generate Ideas, & the Myth of the Perfect Concept

Writing a novel is a massive undertaking. Even a short one will consume hundreds, if not thousands of hours of your life. So it’s no surprise that so many people look for effective novel-writing strategies. What follows is the first post in my series on novel-writing. Through this series we’ll explore my current novel-writing process…Continue reading Find Inspiration, Generate Ideas, & the Myth of the Perfect Concept

Music for reading

Music for reading — Check out this playlist with 42 hours of great reading music

I’ve been building a killer playlist on Spotify for two years. I called it Creativity Juice – Music for reading and writing. It’s somehow grown from a small collection of songs for me to read and write to, and now it’s over 42 hours long and has nearly 1000 followers! Check out the playlist here or…Continue reading Music for reading — Check out this playlist with 42 hours of great reading music

How to conquer writer’s block — Fuel the passion, motivation, and techniques to keep writing to the bitter end

Note: This post was upadated to it’s current version on Sept 29, 2019. Even after two years, I still use the methods below to avoide writer’s block and they continue to work for me. I hope these tools work just as well for you. –S.C. Barrus Writer’s block is a tough nut to crack. It…Continue reading How to conquer writer’s block — Fuel the passion, motivation, and techniques to keep writing to the bitter end