The time for NaNoWriMo is almost here, and I know that many of you are getting ready to rise up to the challenge of writing a complete first draft of a novel in thirty days. It’s something that I like to do, because it’s a great way to engage with a community of other writers… Read More 3 time-saving tips to power through a first draft
Hi everyone! I just wanted to share with you three new releases of mine! The first one will be of interest to the people who have been following this post for the advice I give in it, and have been prompting me to gather it all up in one place. This isn’t exactly that, because… Read More Three new releases, and other awesome things
Hello everyone! I’m sorry I haven’t been as active as I once was here… it’s been a while since I’ve posted regularly because I’ve taken on a lot of work, and I had to lower the blog in my priorities. I’m starting to see the free seconds at the end of the tunnel though, so… Read More Two applications and one website to increase your productivity
Today is mother’s day, which is the perfect opportunity to write about love and relationship in your writing. Too often, we think of love and relationships in books as being solely represented by romantic love. But love takes many, many forms, and exploring all the loving relationships in the lives of your characters can add… Read More Love is a many-splendored thing
Lately, I’ve been asked a lot about time management. I have a few posts about this already, but I find I have more and more to say about it. After all, time management is probably one of the things I’m best at. To make a long story short, I have decided to write a book… Read More Working on something new
I know I haven’t been posting as actively as I, or anyone, would like. I also know that it’s a little late into 2015 to be talking resolutions. Still, there is a reason why we make resolutions on the new year, and there is a reason why around New Year’s Day there are thousands of… Read More A little late for resolutions : the purpose and method of goal-setting
Today, I was featured on Kevin T. Johns’s excellent podcast, The Writing Coach. In the interview, we covered how I got started teaching, my earliest influences in terms of writing and mentoring others, my productivity, the common problems of aspiring authors, and many more. Check it out!