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May 20, 2016

I don't care if you're planning on publishing the traditional route or self-publishing, you need a good editor for both venues.

 

You might ask why, if you're publishing traditionally, you should hire an editor for your manuscript if the big publishing house will already...

January 1, 2016

All right, so last blog post I wrote on whether you should be a pantser or a plotter. What was the verdict? I'm a total panster-I write by the seat of my pants and that works well for me. However, whether you are a plotter or a pantser you should make sure that your wo...

October 12, 2015

Time management is crucial for any writer's career. In order to develop our stories and our author platforms we need to make time to concentrate on our creative areas of life. 

 

This is where I have been failing as of late. During the fall semester I teach developmental...

August 30, 2015

I will admit it, the title sounds more dire than the actual content of the post. The Minor Character I'm referencing was written into the first draft of my fantasy novel, but in the rewrite she no longer had a place in the story. 

 

So what happened? In the rewrite I kne...

July 14, 2015

I've been introduced to the Hemingway App this week and it is fantastic. (Thank you Twitter for broadening my horizons.) It has also made me acutely aware of how many adverbs I use to describe a character's tone of voice or action. (Or how aware I am of my adverb usage...

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