Occasionally I ask readers what blog post topics they'd most like to see. Being that some of my readers are also writers, I receive a variety of requests on different writing topics... but lately one I've seen repeatedly is this: What about "Show, Don't Tell"? How do I do it? What are the rules? I've heard it... Continue Reading →
Let's face it... All writers eventually hit a point where writing just isn't fun anymore. Even if it only lasts a few minutes (lucky you!), every writer has had a moment (or two? three? fifteen-hundred?) where they just simply didn't want to write. That moment when writing sucks and we wonder why we ever decided to do... Continue Reading →
A handy checklist companion to last week's blog post. Prefer this checklist as a PDF? Click here to download the PDF version: How to Self-Edit CHECKLIST
A good self-edit can make a huge difference in your writing, but only if you know how to do it well. Even if you're planning to use a professional editor or Beta Readers (which I highly recommend), self-editing beforehand can save your editor/readers a lot of frustration and make the process way less work for... Continue Reading →
Hello, blog followers! Today I want to just share something new with all of you that I've been working on, and invite you to be a part of it if you want to. A few weeks ago, I created a forum on my website. This was cool and all, but today's post is about something... Continue Reading →
This is one of the topics I'm often asked to write on: How do I overcome the fear of sharing my writing, of putting it out there in public? I've touched on this topic slightly in some of my other posts (especially this one) but today I'm going to tackle this head-on and possibly with... Continue Reading →
I'm working on a new project, and I could really use some feedback to help me narrow things down. If any of you would be willing to fill out this short poll, I would really appreciate it! https://goo.gl/forms/muF6ThuCPfeGavzB3 Thank you!!!
Whether you're a fiction writer, a student trying to write an essay, or just simply writing a business email, most writers -- at some point -- experience writer's block. I know I do, and so do my students. Are you currently struggling with Writer's Block? Check out 3 of my previous posts for tips on how... Continue Reading →