It’s been quite a while since I posted something other than a book review to my blog, so I thought I’d catch up by doing a wee wrap-up of some content I’ve covered in my podcast in the last few episodes. This summer has been especially crazy with some unexpected changes, and as much asContinue reading “Sensitive Content, Voicey-ness, Epistolary Passages, and Updates!”
Category Archives: Advice
Creating characters goes way beyond just knowing what they look like! Read on to find some tips and tricks to help creating the most authentic characters for your story.
Find out why you should have an author website (even before you publish anything) and what to put on it. Then catch my interview with debut thriller author Becca Day!
Taking the High Road in Social Media
Taking the high road in social media involves ignoring rude comments and people, some behind-the-screen eye rolling, and walking away. But it’s worth it to maintain your professional image. Your posts and your responses can say a lot about you, so always be careful about what you choose to publicly say.
Writing the Book You Want to Write
So, when you’re sitting down with a fresh notebook and brand-new pen, or you open your laptop and start a new blank document, and you’re going to get in there and write down all your ideas and formulate some sort of plot and a bunch of characters, what do you write? When you come upContinue reading “Writing the Book You Want to Write”
Drawing the Line Between Fact and Fiction in Historical Fiction
Where do we draw the line between fact and fiction in historical fiction? And make sure to catch my interview with historical fiction author Kiersten Marcil on the podcast!
Beta Readers, Critique Partners, and Dealing With Criticism
Read all about beta readers and critique partners, what they are, how to find them, and how to deal with criticism on your writing.
Pantsing vs. Plotting
What’s the difference between pantsing and plotting? Find out here, plus catch thriller author and #momswritersclub host Jessica Payne in today’s podcast interview!
How to Infuse Emotions Into Your Writing
Today I put my storytelling hat on and show you ways you can infuse emotions into your writing by drawing on your own emotional experiences!
The Art of Querying: PART III—Synopses
Are you stuck in the hellpit that is writing synopses? Read to change your mindset on them, find advice, tips, and examples to get this final item polished for your querying package!