Life on the Side, Writing Craft

SMART Goals for Writing (Part II)

Hello again, folks! This is Part II of a little series on SMART Goals. If you missed the last post, you can find it here. This time, I'm going to break down the five components of a SMART Goal applied to writing. So, let's get to it. Specific Solid writing goals that move you forward… Continue reading SMART Goals for Writing (Part II)

Life on the Side

Getting S.M.A.R.T. with Goals for Writing, Health, and Life (Part I)

Hey, folks. I don't know about you, but without a lot of effort, I totally fail at work/life balance. I'm that person who can very easily get so wrapped up in staying on top of work and school that I utterly neglect other things I value, like writing, my health, and you know… human beings… Continue reading Getting S.M.A.R.T. with Goals for Writing, Health, and Life (Part I)

Writing Craft

Writing Craft: Plotting vs Pantsing

Ah, the eternal debate in writing: plotting vs pantsing. To plot out the story and perhaps create a formal outline before writing? Or to simply write by the seat of one's pants and let the story take shape organically as one goes? Some writers adhere to one or the other with fierce dedication, holding that… Continue reading Writing Craft: Plotting vs Pantsing