Tag: writing process

Give Yourself Permission to Struggle

Posted June 26, 2014 by Amanda Shofner in Writing
Give Yourself Permission to Struggle

In a perfect world, you sit down to write at the time you set aside for it and knock out your daily word count without any trouble. But we don’t live a perfect world. Give yourself permission to struggle with writing It’s not a “failure” to struggle. (We don’t use the f-word here anyway.) Struggle […]

How Do I Outline?

Posted June 19, 2014 by Amanda Shofner in Writing
How Do I Outline?

During the previous The Writing Sidekick, someone asked this question (or one very similar to it) and it’s one worth exploring, especially with another TWS on the horizon. Let’s set aside the pantser versus plotter debate. Outlining isn’t necessarily plotting It’s like the whole square and rectangle issue. A square (plotting) is always a rectangle (outlining), but a […]

Why Scrivener Is My New Favorite Writing Tool

Posted June 12, 2014 by Amanda Shofner in Writing
Why Scrivener Is My New Favorite Writing Tool

Scrivener. You’ve probably heard of it—many writers swear by it. As my writing process evolves, so does my dependence on it. I’ve had Scrivener since November 2011 when I “won” my first NaNoWriMo. It sat on my computer, unused and unloved, because I was convinced Microsoft Word was better. Ha. Scrivener has a steep learning […]