Rites for Writing Right

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 […]
October 16, 2017
writer beware

Writer Beware: New Dangers in the Publishing Industry

Independently published writers must take the mantra “writer beware” to heart to protect themselves from nefarious activity in our industry. I don’t know what the deal […]
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 24, 2017
be different

When Different is Better Than Better

Getting better at writing is a noble goal, and one to which every writer should aspire. But in the meantime, I challenge every one of my […]
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