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058T – New Goal: Write Better

When I published Love at the Fluff and Fold in August 2017, I realized it was the best book I've written so far and I entered it into the RWA Rita Awards. When it didn't final, I was disappointed and took some time to try to process my feelings. In the end, I came to a decision I could live with.

Create a new goal: write better.

Since I'm still living out of suitcases, my 3-point plan is pretty simple:

  1. Read more nonfiction books on writing. I brought Lisa Cron's Wired for Story and Strunk & White's The Elements of Style with me in my suitcase. I also have several similar books on my Kindle. And the library is just down the street.
  2. Read more fiction across genres. My birthday was last month and I got so many books as gifts! Over the next few months, I'll be reading fantasy, romance, science fiction, dystopian, thrillers, historical, suspense, and more.
  3. Do more daydreaming. And write more notes about story ideas that flit through my head, whether on paper, in Scrivener, or using voice memos on my phone.

I go into more detail in the podcast about what exactly I'm going to try to achieve through all of this. I hope you find it helpful as you find more ways to improve your own writing.


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