Author Voice vs Character Voice

The words we choose to write are almost as important as who we choose to have say them. Can you imagine if it had been Arwen who told the hobbits, “My friends, you bow to no one” or if Luna… Continue Reading →

Objective Perspective vs Subjective Perspective

Imagine for a moment, a captain standing on the top deck of his ship, looking down at his crew working like busy little ants with the sea and open sky spread out before him. His mission is to get his… Continue Reading →

5 Tips For Getting The Most Out of Your NaNoWriMo Time

I can hardly believe it. NaNoWriMo is just around the corner! I should have known better. Just playing around with baby stories, these sort of wisps of ideas, has gotten me in trouble more than once. Now we’re 2 weeks… Continue Reading →

October Short Story – Deal with the Devil

Your mother probably warned you to wear clean underwear every day. Mine didn’t, but my mother liked to eat pineapple on pizza, so she was obviously not normal. But if your mother was normal, and she told you to wear… Continue Reading →

Your First Author Event – As A Real Author!

Your First Author Event – As  A Real Author! One of the most exciting things to happen when you become an author is when you book your first event. But, it can also be one of the most scary, especially… Continue Reading →

Crafting the Craft – Rules vs Guidelines

I continually see experienced writers and authors toting to newbies these “writing rules.” Rules that must be followed – OR ELSE. I may not be Stephen King or J.K. Rowling, but I am here to reassure you that YOU ARE… Continue Reading →

Creating Holidays and Traditions for Your WIP

Creating Holidays and Traditions From the moment we are born, our families, friends and nations immerse us in a world of tradition and holiday celebrations. Whether it’s a christening or jumping over a broom at your wedding, there are little… Continue Reading →

Your Guide to Surviving NaNoWriMo

Your Guide to Surviving NaNoWriMo We are one week into NaNoWriMo, and whether you are pushing for that 50k, or you just want to get some words on the page, it’s probably a safe bet that you’re starting to feel… Continue Reading →

Scene vs Setting – As Told By Pretty Woman and Harry Potter

Scene vs Setting As Told By Pretty Woman and Harry Potter I come across many writers who don’t always understand the difference between Scene and Setting. Moreover, they do not understand the importance of each, and how they help to… Continue Reading →

Why Your Writer Friend’s Hobby is Actually A Part-Time Job

Why Your Writer Friend’s Hobby is Actually A Part-Time Job And Why You Shouldn’t Blow Them Off About It Writing is Hard. Let’s just get that out of the way. I figure there are two types of people reading this…. Continue Reading →

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