Today I’m sharing a post about prewriting – specifically, brainstorming a plot – that originally appeared on Susan Kaye Quinn’s blog. Susan is a wealth of wisdom for writers, and when I read this post I thought, “Genius!” I’ve never heard of a simpler way to layout a story plot. And pantsers, I think even you[…]
The places where writers (including myself) find story ideas fascinates me. Sometimes it’s by way of deep, meta concepts, sometimes it’s through trivial day-to-day activities, and sometimes it’s from the depth of interesting personas one finds when people watching.
Today Debbie from the Life, Love, and Music blog shares several writing tips perfect for bloggers or those writing a book. ~ Few people are born writers. Like any other profession, writing takes patience and tons of hard work. The more you write, the better you become. The basics of a good writer do not change[…]
I love meeting new Creatives online, whether it’s on Twitter or elsewhere. Talking to other writers nourishes my artist soul and inspires me to strive for excellence. But there’s something I’ve seen far too often on the Twitterverse. Everywhere there are profiles touting “Aspiring Author.” To most this might not stand out, but it really[…]
Are you one who’s thought about writing a book but not really sure if you’re cut out for it? What does the life of a writer really entail? There’s an excellent post today on JuNoWriMo.com by Susan Kaye Quinn talking about just these topics. She has great insight and advice for those considering writing, just[…]
What are you doing this summer? I have big plans. In June I’m joining a group of other daring writers and writing a novel for JuNoWriMo (June Novel Writing Month). I’ll be writing the sequel to my recently published novel Gateway to Reality in a new character’s point of view. I don’t yet have much[…]
Next Tuesday is the official launch of my latest novel, Gateway to Reality. In celebration of the release of this New Adult Urban Fantasy/Science Fiction novel, I’m having a massive giveaway. Hooray! Check out these prize packs! The Grand Prize (US only) is a Chicago-theme prize pack and it will include: An autographed paperback of[…]
Bad reviews are something many authors fear, and for the ones who don’t dread them, often they arrive as a biting surprise. What is the best way to handle negative reviews? The Validity of the Bad Review I recently received my first one-star review. It came as a bit of a shock, considering that this[…]