If You Write Fiction, This Is for You!

I have a new fiction-writing handbook coming out next weekend (August 17th)! The e-book is already up for pre-order... I'm running a special pre-order price of $2.99 this week. It will be going up to $4.99 at release. You can pre-order it here: https://www.amazon.com/Slap-Him-Fish-Crash-Course-Fiction-ebook/dp/B07VVM8TZ6 There' s a paperback version in the works as well, which... Continue Reading →

What to Do When Writing Sucks

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 →

Call for Community

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 →

Helpful Books for Writers

One of the things I'm asked often by my students is "What books do you recommend about writing?" As both a writer and a writing instructor, I read a lot of books on writing.  Some of them are helpful, some are somewhat helpful, and some are... well... not that helpful. But then there are a few... Continue Reading →

Courage in Writing

Hello, everyone!  Today I just want to touch on a few things I’ve learned about writing bravely – writing through fear, doubts, and a myriad of questions and uncertainties.  In a sense, this is about becoming your own writing’s defender and champion, and seeing it through to its purpose. So, let me preface this by... Continue Reading →

I Have an Idea… What Now?

A student recently sent me the following comment: “I have the problem where I have an idea have the characters, the world, the basic story idea. But don't know how to connect the dots without having to much unnecessary filler.” Can you relate to this?  Do you have plenty of ideas, but aren’t sure what... Continue Reading →

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