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July #AuthorToolBoxBlogHop: Writing My First Spec Script for Television

Happy blog hop day everyone and thank you so much for stopping by mine. By the time you're reading this, we will be well into the month of July and I will have officially begun my Camp NaNoWriMo project. I'm writing this post at the end of June while preparing my plan of attack over the next 31 days in which I plan to write my first ever spec script for television.


If you're not familiar with Camp NaNoWriMo, you can check out this blog post where I go into more detail. In essence, it's a month where writers worldwide dedicate themselves to a particular project of their choosing. But personally, I like to think of it as a giant pause button. NaNoWriMo and Camp NaNoWriMo have become my sole excuse to put down my novel with its seemingly endless revisions and pause for a month to focus on something new. Somehow doing so under the established framework of NaNoWriMo is easier for me than simply picking a random month of my own choosing, which I know I would never do if left…

The Twitter Cheat Sheet: 7 Helpful Tools for Writers

Welcome, writer! Let me start off by immediately confronting what I believe to be the single biggest misconception when it comes to writers and Twitter. In this post I won't be giving marketing advice or tips on hashtags to build your author platform. (Although if you have any good ones, please feel free to send them my way.) It's easy to get sucked into the belief that social media is only good for establishing and maintaining a brand. For this reason some people often get overwhelmed trying to be on too many platforms at once and end up quitting everything altogether or never venturing beyond Facebook. What these writers fail to understand are all of the benefits and resources they are missing out on.


Once I began to see past the stigma of social media as nothing more than a marketing device, I was able to notice a lot of tools available to writers utilizing the specific strengths of each individual site. In this post I'm going to be talking specifically about Twitter an…