How to Write

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 […]
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 […]
October 8, 2017
the three rs

Get Lucky: Use the Three Rs for Writers to Shake up Your Prose

There’s a reason why babies crawl before they walk. And there’s a reason you learn to count from one to 10 and do simple addition before […]
September 11, 2017
writing to market

Writing to Market Without Selling Out

Some writing thought leaders suggest authors who want to make their books more marketable consider “writing to market” for best results. Writing to market simply means […]
August 26, 2017

Writers: Dare to Be Mediocre

Writers are inundated with advice on how to claw their way to the top of their game. Some experts claim all you need is a strong […]
August 21, 2017

Pulling Your Muse from the Pit of Despair

You get rejected for the 500th contest you’ve entered. Then you read the stories that “win” and at least one of them is filled with grammatical errors […]
August 6, 2017
head space

Head Space: Making Room for Your Next Big Idea

It’s no secret you have to make room in your life for what you want. New clothes are lost in an overstuffed closet. Artwork displayed cheek-by-jowl […]
July 29, 2017
how to write dialogue that doesn't suck

How to Write Dialogue That Doesn’t Suck: The Comma Rule

Dialogue. It’s the grease that keeps your story moving. Done well, it gives personality to your characters and brings them to glorious technicolor life. Done poorly, […]
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