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The Deal with Word Count

There are a lot of discussions online about novel length and word count. Most of the online discussions come to the same conclusion and...

Should I Use A Beta Reader?

This is a subject I have been looking into but have not yet reached out and experienced personally, yet. My second round of editing on my...

On Writing Well

For this particular post, I am not creating original content because I came across some notes I had from a book that contains some...

Copyrighting Your Work

The question has been asked a million times by authors and writers of all types of authorship. Should I copyright my work? That is a...

Writing - My Style

Each of us has our own writing style, unique because it comes from you and no one else. I believe we all have different writing styles,...

Finding Inspiration

Inspiration, where does it come from? What makes an author write the story he or she writes? Where do the stories come from? I have heard...

Information Overload!

As writers, we read and should be reading, we should be passionate about reading. The desire to read and dive into a great story should...

The Creative Urge

There was a long period in my life that I felt this creative urge, for lack of a better way to explain it. The feeling was like a strong...

The Process - It's Long!

Almost as long as this blog post! So, you’ve decided you’re gonna write the great American novel. You start the process, your own...

Accuracy in Fiction

I find, for me, that being true and accurate on the things I write about is important. For example, my stories involve things that do not...

Dumb Mistakes

This is a topic I know we all can relate to in some form or another. We all make dumb mistakes from time to time, whether at home, with...

Trust in Your Work

The novel is written. It’s a first draft, a bit rough but it has been completed. You’re excited to have someone read it, to see the...

Writing Dialogue

I wanted to share some things I find I do when I write dialogue. Right or wrong, it seems to work for me and maybe it will for you. I...

Writer's Block

So, you’re moving along, kicking out the words like a machine. Things are going great, the story is coming together and you’re moving...

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