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Listening to our stories, our worlds, ourselves

“We have all a better guide in ourselves, if we would attend to it, than any other person can be.” –Jane Austen, Mansfield Park

With every story we write, every drop of ink, every key pressed in a frenzy of typing, we are becoming better writers.

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Denise D. Young

World-Building for Writers: Creating a world readers will love

There’s nothing more exciting—and, often times, overwhelming—than creating a fictional world and populating it with an interesting collection of characters, each with their own agenda. A fully realized, richly detailed fictional world can capture readers’ hearts, minds, and imaginations. 737 more words

Denise D. Young

You can’t rush the process.

In the last year, I’ve learned a lot about my writing process, but I also know that there’s a lot to learn. I know that our writing process changes and evolves as we grow as writers. 649 more words

Denise D. Young

Sunday ROW80 check-in

For those of you who saw my post on Wednesday, my dog, Angel, is back at home after spending a few days on an IV at the vet’s office. 263 more words

Denise D. Young

Midweek ROW80 check-in

It has been a hectic and anxiety-provoking week in my household. Since Monday, our 15-year-old beagle, Angel, has been at the vet’s office on an IV. 197 more words

Denise D. Young

Kicking off the new year: 2015 ROW80 round 1 goals

It’s hard to believe that another year has gone by, but here we are in 2015. This is going to be a year of revising for me, as I created a lot of first drafts in 2014. 337 more words

Denise D. Young

2014 Year in Review and ROW80 Round 4 Wrap-Up

2014 is almost at an end, and it’s been whirlwind of a year. My first full year writing full time has been a busy one, and I have plenty of material to revise in the coming year. 401 more words

Denise D. Young