My name is Michelle, and I am a hoarder. Not of stuff, not so much anyway (though I do own a prodigious amount of brickabrack from my life which holds value only to myself, and probably is only clutter to anyone looking from the outside-in) but an idea hoarder. I hoard ideas. It’s a terrible … More Writing Mistakes: Hoarding Ideas
On the 8th of August, 2015, I said goodbye to my 13 year career as a barista. I left my job to be a writer. I wasn’t ready. I had no real plan; but I quit my job anyway. I always thought i would eventually — that was the appeal of working in coffee; the … More I Quit My Job to Be A Writer
Reblogged from 12novels.com Hi friends, This is my last original post on 12novels.com. From now on, all new content will be posted over at www.michelletuckett.com. Its an inevitable decision, primarily fueled by the need to grow and change. I was on a separate journey as I wrote a novel a month for a year; it’s now two … More Reblog: I’m Moving!
The only thing harder than beginning is re-beginning. I’ve been gone a long while, I know. I’ve wanted to write many times, wanted to share some thoughts that never materialized into words. I’ve also wanted to skip over the bit about me taking such a prolonged leave of absence and pretend no one has noticed … More I’m back, and then I am gone
I know, I've been away. For months. There is a saying out in the world, often attributed to either the Irish or Woody Allen interchangeably, but the origin makes it no less profound. If you want to make god laugh, make a plan. I started out this year with a plan. I was fresh … More I’ve been gone, making the gods laugh
Firstly, I do have the second installment on characters in a rough draft on my iPad, I promise. If life treats me well, that should go live this weekend. I wanted it to be up last week, but it's a lot of information to wrangle, and my life has taken a turn for the interesting. … More Priorities
There's nothing better than a good character; the kind of person you wish you could dive into the pages and buy them a drink, just to spend more time with them. A good character can save the times a plot needs to become tedious, and it can save the writer a lot of work when … More Developing Characters Part One: Getting to know you