The Only NaNo Guide You’ll Need

NaNoWriMo begins tomorrow! Which means the writing community will be enveloped in a cacophony of page rustling, pen scratching, coffee sipping chaos. And I can’t wait.

Are you participating this year? Let me know in the comments!

I’m excited to be taking another crack at NaNo. This will be my sixth time doing NaNo… and I’ve finished twice. I’m aiming to make this lucky number three, so here at the Lexicon Writing Blog, you’ll be shown a good NaNo time: tons of blog posts, resources in the library, and I’ll share my successful NaNo experiences to my newsletter subscribers. Be sure you’re subscribed to get in on all the action… and the free resources… there’s some great stuff in there! Continue Reading

The Ultimate POV Guide Part 4: Deep POV

 

You may have heard some rumblings in the writing community about Deep POV. It’s a type of perspective that has shown up more and more, especially after a whole slew of new YA novels written in Deep POV.

But if you’re anything like I was a few months ago, you’re probably wondering… what the hell is Deep POV and why does it have everyone all excited?

Well folks, that’s what today’s post (the final post in our POV series!) is all about. We’ll be exploring what Deep POV is, how and when to use it in your writing, some pros and cons, and a few tips to help you write in Deep POV. Continue Reading

The Ultimate Do-It-Every-Day-List

I guest blogged over on Danielle’s website today all about how I make sure my days feel productive, even if I end up spending the whole day in my pajamas. I use what I call my do-it-every-day list and it’s a game changer!

Click here to check it out!

 

 



The Ultimate POV Guide Part 3: Genders and Ages

One of the most intimidating parts of writing from different POV’s are the different genders and ages a character can be. Both of these strongly influence how the story is told and lend towards different details.

It can be overwhelming to attempt to write from a man’s perspective if you’re a woman or vice-versa and it can be difficult to write in the simplicity of a child’s POV. So today, we’re delving into that trickery and hopefully, this post will give you a few jumping off points to guide you as your write your characters. Continue Reading

The Ultimate POV Guide Part 2: Multiple POVs

Do you ever wish you could get into the heads of multiple characters in a story? I know I do, which is why I love stories with multiple POVs. But these stories can be tricky to write because you’re balancing not only perspective, but personality, self-reflection, and biases.

Basically, you have to write from multiple brains at one time, which is… intimidating.

Luckily, that’s what this post is all about! This is the second in our four-part series on POV. Continue Reading