Should you set your book in a generalized or specific time period?
Should you choose a setting that actually exists, or make one up?
Just because you’re setting your book in “the real world” doesn’t mean you get to skip the worldbuilding process.
The lives we live shape the stories we tell — and vice versa.
What do you choose when your choices are limited?
I already have responsibilities that take up this particular chunk of time, so I cannot give that time to anything else.
How do you fit in another 1,200-word blog post, Monday through Friday?
Making choices about THE LIFE you want takes work, and it’s really easy to find yourself in the life you have instead.
Don’t let your desire to buy plants convince you that you need to write a successful young-adult series.