Writing

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 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 […]
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 […]
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