April 27, 2017
your writing career

Nix This Word and Watch Your Writing Career Skyrocket

Did you know you can change the course of your writing career by removing one word from your vocabulary? Sounds too good to be true, but […]
April 17, 2017

How Trying to Get Published is Keeping You From Writing Success

Besides being cute and cuddly in an uncoventional way, Yoda, the Grand Master of the Jedi Order, has words of wisdom for everyone, even us writers. Famously, […]
April 4, 2017
learning to edit

Learning to Edit: Simple Guidelines for Better Writing

Learning to edit your own work is one of the most important things you can do for your writing. Don’t get me wrong, it’s recommended to always […]
March 27, 2017
strong vocabulary

4 Ways to Develop Strong Vocabulary: A Writer's Guide

When writers lack strong vocabulary skills, they miss opportunities to create compelling writing that pulls readers into their story and keeps them there. Do your word skills need […]
March 19, 2017
dumbing down

The Dumbing Down of Literature

Dumbing down is the deliberate oversimplification of intellectual content within education, literature, cinema, news, video games and culture in order to relate to those unable to assimilate more sophisticated information. The phenomenon has plagued the literary community for decades, and […]
March 12, 2017
good writing simile

The Art of Simile: Making Good Writing Great

Description that brings a clear picture into a reader’s mind can make the difference between good writing and great writing. As writers, we’re often tasked with […]
March 5, 2017
author intrusion

Intruder Alert: How to Stop Author Intrusion in Your Prose

Author intrusion can be subtle or hit-you-upside-the-head obvious. As a writer, it’s easy to forget yourself and begin poking your nose in your characters’ business. As editors of our […]
February 27, 2017
bad review

What to Do With A Bad Review?

Bad reviews — every author gets one eventually. I didn’t expect to get one so soon, and so, well…bad. I have just published my first fiction […]
February 20, 2017
first launch salt in the blood

My First Launch: By The Numbers

In this post series, I’m giving you a brief look into my first launch as an indie writer. As you can imagine, it required more hands-on work than traditional […]