My urban fantasy novella is now available for $0.99! … More My urban fantasy novella is now available!
Publishing a novel can be overwhelming the first time. In the rush to get everything done, you might forget something and have to re-cork the champagne bottle to do it. … More Last Minute Book Launch Check List
2017 was a better year for me than 2016. With my writing goals, the results were not as overwhelmingly successful. … More 2017 Year In Review, #WritingLife
Marketing is a four letter word to most authors, and I don’t mean the word ‘love.’ Advertising and marketing are important no matter how icky it makes you feel. Writing a novel and making it available to the world doesn’t mean the world will take notice. Or care. Or fart in your general direction. Once … More A List of Book Promotion Sites
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You’ve heard it said that writers should write using all their senses. Here’s why. A scene without sensory detail or imagery created by elaborating details is just a sentence. Create scintillating scenes by inserting unforgettable word images in the reader’s mind. Click to Tweet #amwriting #scintillatingscenes Sensory detail…
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First Draft. Those two words wield a whole lot of power, evoking emotions from giddy excitement to brain numbing dread. Some writers stand strong on the side of excitement, ready to throw down words and metaphors like hot fire, while others battle cold sweats and nausea at…
Once you’ve written down your goals, it’s easy to set them aside and forget about them. Doing a self-review is a good way to hold yourself accountable for achieving your aims. You can evaluate your progress by week or month, but I prefer by quarter. … More Quarterly Writing Goals: Q1 2017
Here are a few websites with great creative writing prompts. … More Where to Find Ideas for a Story
Three Tips to Increase Self-Motivation for Writers … More Three Tips to Increase Self-Motivation for Writers
There is no magic formula to create the perfect first line. What is considered a great opening line is as varied as the novels that contain them. 4-Opening Paragraph Tips: Read the first page of novels in your genre. Knowing what other authors did will help you avoid clichés and see what works and what … More What Makes For A Great Opening Line Of A Novel?