December 5, 2016
name generator

The Name Game: Great Name Generators for Your Next Novel

A good name generator, if you can find one, is a fiction writer’s dream. After writing tons of stories, sometimes you just get all “named out.” Problem is, it’s […]
November 28, 2016

3 Lazy Ways to Be a Better Writer

Every writer wants to be their best. Many think that improving their craft means painstaking practice and perhaps even some classes. Because they imagine completing hours of writing […]
November 20, 2016

Taking Criticism: A Writer’s Guide

Featured photo by Mike Licht Taking criticism is a breeze — if you know how to do it right. As a writer, sometimes it seems like everyone’s […]
November 13, 2016
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Live Lighter, Write Better

I learned how to write better this week by giving things away. I just read Put Your Life on a Diet: Lessons Learned from Living in 140 […]
November 7, 2016
office exercises

Office Exercises for Writers — How to Sit and Still be Fit!

I’m a writer. Writers sit. Sitting writers can get out of shape fast if they don’t take care to get regular physical activity. Besides, being active […]
October 31, 2016
horrible writing

Horrible Writing: What Makes Truly Scary Prose

Happy Halloween, writers! Tonight’s holiday might seem to be a good time to explore how to structure a horror novel, write a screamer of a short […]
October 23, 2016
how to edit like an artist

How to Edit Like An Artist

Writers are adept at painting pictures with words. There are bold and colorful strokes for an ecstatic passage; more subtle ones for a paragraph filled with […]
October 16, 2016
new adult novel

New Adult Fiction: A Young Genre with Big Potential

I’m amazed at how much in the publishing world slips by me, given that I’m a voracious reader and author. The New Adult genre was one […]
October 10, 2016
apocalyptic writing event

3 Tools to Survive An Apocalyptic Writing Event

Can you survive a terminal writing event? What would you do if you woke up one morning to discover all your writing had disappeared overnight? Every […]