Keep On Writing

Whether you’re taking this year’s NaNoWriMo challenge or not, at some point many people think about writing a book. The majority will get stuck at the just think about part of their plan. Some will actually start writing, but few will ever finish. Don’t let yourself...

It’s Almost Time for NaNoWriMo

It’s almost that time of year again…no, not Thanksgiving but NaNoWriMo. The 30 days when writers around the world sit down to write 50,000 words in a month. Have you tried it and failed miserably? Are you thinking about taking the challenge this year but not sure you...

Five Tips To Jumpstart A Stalled Story

Does this sound familiar? You’ve had a great idea for a story for what seems like months. It’s your best yet and you have a feeling this one’s going to be the manuscript that gets you published. You sit down, you begin to write and write, but then something happens....

Writing a Continuing Series

Hunger Games, Twilight, Harry Potter… What do all these books have in common besides being major bestsellers? They’re all part of a continuing series. I probably don’t have to tell you that series books are popular with readers but what you might not know is they’re...

5 Tips to Make Your Writing Stronger

No matter how long we’ve been writing, every author should strive to make themselves a better, stronger writer than they were the day before. This month I have five tips for helping you do just that. Was, Thought, Felt Are any of the above three words in your story?...

Putting a New Twist On Old Plotlines

  Have you ever wondered how many manuscripts hit an editor’s desk each day? I once worked for a small publisher and I know it was at least ten so I can only imagine the deluge publishers like Harlequin deal with every week. What has this got to do with this month’s...

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