Why To Find A Brainstorm Buddy

Why To Find A Brainstorm Buddy

I mentioned the term ‘brainstorm buddy’ in my last post, and this week I’m actually staying with one of my brainstorm buddies, so what better time to talk about how amazing they are?   Every time I’m stuck in my novel I go hunt down a...
How to Make Your Characters Real 101

How to Make Your Characters Real 101

Disclaimer: this is a satirical post meant to amuse, not to instruct. You have been warned. 😉 Having realistic characters is a huge step toward having a great book. The readers will have someone to relate to and to cheer for. Some characters take a lot of time to...
How to Survive Editing Your Manuscript

How to Survive Editing Your Manuscript

Editing other peoples’ manuscripts is really fun. I love helping them out. I love reading their stories. I love suggesting ways to make the story better and greater and more amazing than ever. When it comes to editing my own books…it’s a whole lot...
Flash Fiction: The Man Wearing Black

Flash Fiction: The Man Wearing Black

Despite it being a Camp NaNoWriMo month—and thus having me busy writing the first draft of a new novel—I’ve been in a bit of a short story mood recently. New characters appearing and bouncing around inside my head until I grant them a short scene, old characters...
The 777 Challenge – Falling Sun

The 777 Challenge – Falling Sun

I’ve only got a fairly short post today, but I’m going to point it all on Camp NaNo. (Because I need a scapegoat and that is as good as I can get. 😛 ) July is almost halfway done, and the writing has been all happening like usual. I feel like I...
Tapping the Secret of Character Voice

Tapping the Secret of Character Voice

Considering the writing craft is a lot about silently sitting in a cosy corner and transferring your brain onto a page, there’s a lot of terms and confusing jargon about Voice. Author voice, character voice, tiny-little-grammar-Nazi-on-your-shoulder voice....

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