It’s been one year since I started writing my first novel. Now I’ve finished three. I guess I should celebreate. Woohoo!

There, I celebrated.

Honestly, I feel like writing is celebrating. It’s when I get to open up my mind and creativity. I get to use some of my college training. But really, it’s just nice to accomplish something other than washing clothes/dishes/dirty bums.

Okay, cleaning dirty bums isn’t so bad. I’m used to it by now. And, let’s be honest, kids have pretty cute bums.

I’d like to start sharing some of the tips I’ve learned from a year of writing. There are some amazing resources out there, I’m sure I haven’t discovered them all, but I can share what I’ve learned so far.

The first tip I’ll share is this– The First Five Pages by Noah Lukeman. Read it, let it settle for a few months, and then read it again. I got my copy off for less than five bucks. For first time writers, this book is a must. There you go. Keep checking back and I’ll post another tip some time soon.

The First Five Pages: A Writer'S Guide To Staying Out of the Rejection Pile

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