The Art (Not Science) of Ch..

One of the most popular questions I get from other writers involves the idea of chapter breaks. Many writers feel like there is a certain industry standard dictating where, when, […]

Posted March 26, 2013
Writing


Writing Cover Letters for L..

In the modern era of self-publishing, the notion of writing a cover letter may be a foreign one to you. Most literary journals and magazines that allow submissions expect you […]

Posted March 10, 2013
Publishing

The Nifty 350

In a previous post, we discussed the importance of daily writing. Like athletes, we writers need to exercise our creative muscles in order to improve our performance. You don’t have […]

Posted March 4, 2013
Writing







What They Don’t Tell ..

What they don’t tell you about writing is the massive chore it is, even for writers. Many times a week I sit down at my desk to write, but nothing […]

Posted November 28, 2012
Writing

The 4 “A”s of C..

Every writer understands the importance of creating believable characters. Story revolves around people–therefore, characters are arguably more important than plot. Whether you’re writing a novel, short story, memoir, or personal […]

Posted November 24, 2012
characters

The Importance of Daily Wri..

If you’ve ever been an athlete or have known any athletes, you know that they practice often in order to improve their strength, skill, and stamina. When game day comes […]

Posted November 12, 2012
Writing