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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Handover Notes For Writers

As the year comes to a close and December flies by faster than Santa’s sleigh, most of us do one of two things; rush to cram in everything before taking a break, or, do nothing because it’s easier to relax into a candy cane coma than finish plotting chapter twelve. There’s nothing wrong with slowing... Continue Reading →

What Kind Of Procrastinator Are You?

Writers are fascinating creatures. We’re most comfortable talking to imaginary people, traveling to imaginary lands, and creating stories out of nothing more than words. What we also love is to avoid doing those things at all costs. You love writing and want nothing more to spend your waking hours putting pen to paper? Sure! Right... Continue Reading →

8 Early Draft Cuts For A Stronger Manuscript

There’s a reason it’s a good idea to not show anyone early drafts, and that’s because it’s usually full of writing that should be cut. And these cuts aren’t darlings—writing that’s good but doesn’t fit with the story—they’re the parts of your MS that will make it stronger once you’ve removed them. They are the weak... Continue Reading →

Wednesday Guest Post

My first guest post, with thanks to Bryan from A Crack In The Pavement…

A Crack in the Pavement

I was really happy when K.M. Allan accepted my invitation to guest host today. For the past couple of months I have been her beta reader.

I was able to see her drive and determination, combined with her talent as a storyteller. I have no doubt you and I will see her work in our favorite bookstores.

But on the flip side of this shiny coin I feel she eats way to many tacos. She also has a habit of reminding me on a daily basis that she is the good twin. I must admit, the jury is still out.

But enough about me.

Ladies and gentlemen may I introduce to you one of my favorite Australians whose heart is pure gold.

K.M Allan, it’s all yours.   

Walking For Creativity

When you’re a writer who works from home, most of your day is spent indoors, crammed in a chair…

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