Writing Tips For Worthy Scene Sequels

Last week I blogged about scenes, this week I'd like to talk about the sequels to those scenes. If you haven't heard of scene sequels before, be ready to have your mind blown, or at the very least, learn that there is another meaning for the word sequel in the writing world. No, it's not just... Continue Reading →


Writing Tips For Great Scenes

If the thought of writing a novel freaks you out, first, know you're not alone. Second, this seemingly huge task is not as overwhelming as you think it is. Sure, you have to come up with characters, plot lines, unique ideas, master show, don't tell, and learn how to use commas properly. And it could take... Continue Reading →

Pleased To Let You Know…

If you've been following my blog since the start, i.e. the simpler time of June 2017, you'll know one of my early posts was about the first rejection I received. After Careful Consideration... was the opening line for the rejection and are words that still haunt me to this day. I'd received said rejection February 2016,... Continue Reading →

6 Submission Mistakes

The hard work isn’t over when you type “The End” on your final draft, nor does it finish after months of editing. If you’re a writer who wants to see your manuscript published traditionally, you’ll need to work on a submission package for agents and publishers. If you want to give your MS the best... Continue Reading →

The Draft

Some (rambling) thoughts about the MS I have out on submission. Let me know if you can relate... This is the draft where I saw everything that was wrong. This is the draft that broke me. This is the draft where I wanted to give up. This is the draft I learned from. This is... Continue Reading →

The Rejection Survival Kit

No one likes rejection. When you’re a writer staring at a rejection letter, realizing how much one little word can hurt (and wondering why words have turned against you—you love them!), you’ll need something to make you feel better. I’ve been through some rejections—a whole year in fact. The first one stung. Others rolled off... Continue Reading →

2018 Blog Roundup

Another year has passed, and as was the tradition of last year, my final blog for 2018 will roundup of some of your favorite posts, my favorite posts, and other writerly things I discovered throughout the year. Your Favorite Blog Posts Based on the stats in WordPress, these were the top five posts based on... Continue Reading →

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