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January 8, 2018
write a novel with me

Celebrate 2018: Write a Novel With Me!

You know you want to write a novel this year. And you know you want to write a novel with me — because, why not? I’ll […]
December 31, 2017
writing space

No More Resolutions: Use Writing Space to Reach Your Goals

As the holiday season winds down, thoughts turn to the New Year and those pesky resolutions we all set and forget. This year instead of setting […]
December 17, 2017

My Gift to You: A Novel in 15 Minutes

A novel in 15 minutes? I know some of you are rolling your eyes right now, but stop that — your face could stay that way. […]
December 9, 2017
40 tips on creative writing

Indie Book Spotlight: 40 Tips on Creative Writing

The market is flush with books on creative writing — it seems like it’s de rigueur for any author who wants to be taken seriously to crank […]
December 4, 2017

Greed or Need: Reading Fees for Literary Journals

Full disclosure: I hate reading fees. I’m telling you this so you consider the natural bias I’m fighting as you read this article. First, let’s define […]
November 26, 2017
replacing adverbs

Replacing Adverbs: Two Quick Ways to Manage the Switch

Replacing adverbs with other bits of language where possible is considered good writing form, even though I firmly (see what I did there?) believe that adverbs […]
November 13, 2017
writing techniques

Writing Techniques: Give Your Story the Punch it Needs

I love words — great, lush paragraphs bursting with description `a la Stephen King or J.R.R. Tolkien.  Like most writers, I work hard honing the nuts and […]
November 5, 2017

I Don’t Care About Your Politics: I Want to Read Great Writing

It took me a while to decide whether or not to post this. Not because I’m afraid of skirting politics or controversy, but because I really, […]
October 22, 2017
writing success

The Scheduled Writer: The First Step Towards Writing Success

Michael Hyatt, well-known publishing professional, writer, and leadership guru says, “What gets scheduled, gets done.” He couldn’t be more right, especially as it relates to writing […]
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