The Anatomy of Story | Review

In preparation for NaNoWriMo, I’m reading writing craft books to help me prepare for the treacherous journey of writing 50,000 words in 30 days. The first one on my list was The Anatomy of Story by John Truby. Now that I’ve finished reading, I’m coming to y’all with a The Anatomy of Story review to let y’all know whether it’s worth your time. Who is John Truby? John Truby is a...

October Writing Goals | 2020

Happy Spooky Season a.k.a The REAL Most Wonderful Time of the Year! Hope y’all are celebrating Halloween as best as y’all can while social distancing. As we step into October, it’s time to recap September’s goals and come up with some brand-spankin’ new October writing goals. Be sure to check out my September goals post if you haven’t already! September Goals Wrap Up Continue Working...

#NiaDiaries No. 9: Brainstorming Story Ideas

Honey, trying to decide an idea for NaNoWriMo is exhausting. After hours of brainstorming, I’ve finally found the idea I’m going to use for NaNoWriMo (hopefully!) Before we get into how that idea came to be, let’s dive into the many brainstorming methods I tried out. It’s time to tackle brainstorming story ideas! The Many Brainstorming Methods I Tried 1. Looking through old ideas I am...

Camp NaNoWriMo July 2020: What Am I Writing?

For Camp NaNoWriMo July 2020, I thought I was going to take it easy after writing Project BAN and write a novella or maybe some short stories. But, alas, my imagination smacked me in the face with a brand spanking' new idea for a full-length novel: Project Dewey. Project Dewey is a new adult contemporary romance novel. The story is fun, Black AF, and hilarious. Below, you will find the details...