By: Jannelle Holder

About this story…

I began to write this short story about the metaphorical life of a fictional character, back in 2017. It is one of the earliest works I ever completed from start to finish.

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The Writing Process: Publishing

By: Jannelle


Here is where you really get to celebrate, you have a finished polished book! JK this is where the rest of it begins.

There are two major ways to get a book published. Traditionally or on your own with self-publishing. Both have their advantages and disadvantages and navigating the publishing side of writing takes a whole different set of skills including, marketing and business.

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The Writing Process: Editing

By: Jannelle


Ah you’re almost done, and for someone who is not looking to publish this is in fact your finale step. This is the kind of editing where you look at grammar and spelling, word choice and really craft your work into a finely sculpted piece of artwork. In this post I will go over some tips and tricks that will get your work over the finish line.

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The Writing Process: Revision

By: Jannelle

re·vise | \ ˈrē-ˌvīz,  ri-ˈvīz\
Definition of revise
1: an act of revising REVISION
2: a printing proof that incorporates changes marked in a previous proof


There are some key differences between this, the revision stage, and the editing stage that follows shortly. In this post we will be going over some of those key differences and giving you some techniques to make great revisions.

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The Writing Process: Drafting

By: Jannelle

Going through your first draft can be a daunting process. However with proper pre-writing and planning in place you are ready to sail through the scenes of your first rough draft.

For some writers this might be your first step in the writing process, though I would highly encourage you to go back to my post here where I talk about planning and pre-writing, it can save you a lot of time and heartache in this drafting stage.

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The Writing Process: Planning and Pre-writing

By: Jannelle

When you’ve got a novel idea, the planning and pre-writing phase can equip you with the necessary tools to face that first blank page head on. Many writers skip this phase and opt for a creative flow, letting the story tell them what to write; but if you are having trouble with getting all your ideas in where you want them, even just a little planning can go a long way. 

The following techniques and tools are listed in my overview of the writing process, and below I will be going over them more in depth down below.

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The Writing Process: A Creative Rule Breakers Guide

By: Jannelle

Depending on who you ask the writing process can look dramatically different. Each writer has their own way of getting the mess inside their heads onto the page and crafting it into creative literary genius, and for most writers this process takes awhile to develop. Many will never establish a consistent routine for their writing as each project they take on may have various different needs.

Instead the writing process can be fluid and changing. The truth is not only will different writers need different writing processes, but so too will their various writing projects need their own time and consideration in what will work best to get the best final polished piece.

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Why We Write

By: Jannelle

We as humans have evolved an advanced form of communication, writing. A complex conversion of shapes representing noises that we make as air passes over our vocal cords in various stages of flexion, and the ideas that those sounds pair with meanings within out language in the form of words. These words represent a range of ideas from quite simplistic to the very intricate meanings of the existentialism of life and beyond.

Writing allows us to put those words down on a page and then through those words pass those thoughts and ideas that we have on to others, be it your classmate next to you with a simple note, or the epiphanies of a scholar that lived long before you.

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What Makes A Writer

By: Jannelle

Writers write. That’s the big secret.

To be a writer one must write, it is that simple and all at the same time that overwhelmingly difficult.

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