writing

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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
January 30, 2017
the myth

The Myth of the "Real" Writer and How to Fight It

Are you a “real” writer? One of the myths I most detest is that writers must meet some sort of litmus test to be “real”.  I first happened across […]
January 1, 2017
what to write

What to Write in 2017

New Year’s resolutions: Most are compounded in a surfeit of sparkly-eyed impulsiveness brought on by a combination of alcohol and hubris. What results from unattainable goal-setting is […]
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 […]
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