Writing an #OwnVoices Story

September 21, 2021     Note From Rochelle     Dear Writers,   I have a favor to ask you.   My new book Mightier than the Sword has been out for almost two months—and it needs some love. If you’ve read the book, please write a review and post... Read More

Creating a Vibrant Freelance Writing Career

September 14, 2021     Note From Rochelle     Dear Writers,   Are you planning to NaNo?   If so, follow the #NaNoPrepAndWin challenge I’m participating in. Hosted on Instagram by my friend J. Mercer (@Jmercerbooks), the prompt challenge will help you think about characters, their relationships, the setting,... Read More

Promoting Your Book on YouTube

September 7, 2021     Note From Rochelle     Dear Writers,   How are you doing with overcoming distraction and writing?   It’s hard work. Mostly because we’re distracted by important tasks. We juggle a whole list of tasks that all scream, “Do this now!” It’s hard to focus... Read More

From Personal Story to Picture Book

August 31, 2021     Note From Rochelle     Dear Writers,   Are you writing? With all the drama in the world—and in our lives—it’s difficult to focus. In last week’s blog post, I talked about how we can overcome distraction, focus on a task, and write. (But that’s... Read More

How to Focus on a Task and Write More

August 24, 2021   How to Focus on a Task and Write More by Rochelle Melander   Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days. —Zig Ziglar   According to psychiatrist Edward M. Hallowell, our fast-paced world filled with hundreds of immediate... Read More

Tame the Frenzy

August 17, 2021   Tame the Frenzy by Rochelle Melander   It’s nervous work. The state you need to write in is the state that others are paying large sums to get rid of. — Shirley Hazard   In Organize Your Mind, Organize Your Life: Train Your Brain to Get... Read More
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