Denise Jaden, author of Story Sparks and Fast Fiction, fast-drafted her debut YA novel, Losing Faith (Simon Schuster), in twenty-one days during National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). Her second fast-drafted novel was published in 2012. She runs a fast-drafting challenge on her blog each March and lives outside Vancouver, BC, Canada. Connect with her online at www.denisejaden.com.
S.P.A.R.K. Habits: Be Positive
There is a connection between positivity and creativity because, if you don't believe anything good and beautiful and valuable is going to come from your art, why would you work at it? Excerpted from Story Sparks: Finding Your Best Story Ideas ∓ Turning Them into Compelling Fiction.
Getting Unblocked From Writer's Block
Writer’s block can be solved quite easily, simply by changing your perspective and a few simple practices. Excerpted from Fast Fiction: A Guide to Outlining and Writing a First-Draft Novel in Thirty Days.