Posts tagged Writing Advice
The four truths about writing, and life, that helped me kick creative self-doubt in the ass.

I think by far the hardest part of my job as a writer, an author, a blogger, a graphic designer, and all around tiny midget unicorn in general, is creative self-doubt. I’ve always been self -conscious about my work, but ever since I got diagnosed with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome and my sense of identity and purpose was rattled to the very core, I realised it was becoming a real problem for me…

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The top 5 things you should consider when building fantasy locations

get asked a lot by readers, who are slowly turning toward becoming writers and published authors, about how I build my locations. With the worlds in The Kristy Nicolle Fantasy Infiniverse being so large, and interconnecting, this kind of world building needs a specific type of finesse and care that other genres such as mystery or satire might not require.

So, I decided to give you the top five considerations I make when creating the worlds that so many readers have enjoyed swimming/flying/running through.

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Outlining- A Brief Guide

Outlining is the cornerstone of many writer’s creative processes, mine included. And while some people like to wing it (to any pantsers out there, I salute you) I have been a plotter, and always will be, especially when you consider the scale of the project I’m working on. Outlining for me is crucial, and if I do it right, it saves me a shit ton of work and brain power down the line when I’m trying to focus on an individual scene. So, let’s have a look at the parts of my outlining process and how I have managed to craft the stories which you guys praise so highly.

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Pain and Productivity-How I write, edit, format, and publish 400,000 words a year while battling chronic pain.

I’m asked quite regularly how I manage to stay so productive while fighting EDS, Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, POTS, and swings in my blood sugar which affect my health, so I thought I’d give you guys an insight into how I operate. It’s taken me a good two years to perfect this routine, and more than once I’ve thought about delaying releases, so I can lie around and feel crappy in bed. Luckily for me, I haven’t so far, and I think the fact that I’m a professed workaholic without a 9-5 job really does help keep me productive.

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