What do you do with a story you love, but industry doesn’t? [This blog post first appeared on LearnHowToWriteANovel.com in February 2019]. My first manuscript was nominated for a number … Continue reading Walking away from your baby
[This blog post first appeared on LearnHowToWriteANovel.com in January 2019]. There was one vaudeville act that always fascinated me. It wasn’t the clowns, the guy juggling the swords or the … Continue reading The Writer and the Platespinner
[This blog post first appeared on LearnHowToWriteANovel.com in December 2018] The writing process can be easy to romanticize and even easier to describe. Find a laptop, and straighten it in … Continue reading The benefits of writing out loud
I’ve heard since I started on this fiction writing journey that writers aren’t successful. The money is low, the sales aren’t less than you think, the fame is fleeting, if … Continue reading My view of success changed with one email
Hi to all my followers, If you’re just following the blog and not subscribed to my newsletter, you might be missing out on a chance for your name to appear … Continue reading To my blog followers … want your name in my next novel?
[This blog post first appeared on LearnHowToWriteANovel.com in October 2018]. Writers can be a quirky bunch. We drive miles to that one restaurant we must experience … because our imaginary … Continue reading Connecting with my tribe
Just a quick post this time … this video says what needs to be said.
[This blog post first appeared on LearnHowToWriteANovel.com in September 2018]. Getting feedback can be a tricky pathway for an author to navigate. We can sometimes err on the safe … Continue reading What’s the best way to handle feedback?
There comes a day in a parent’s life when you have to let go. I remember taking our oldest child to his first day at school. There was a sense … Continue reading Moving onto child number two …
[This blog post appeared on the Learn How To Write A Novel web site in August.] In a previous blog post, I’ve talked about feeding the beast. What was the … Continue reading Platform ideas for aspiring novelists
[This blog post appeared on LearnHowToWriteANovel.com in July 2018]. There is one word that is guaranteed to strike terror into the hearts of aspiring writers. That word is uttered by … Continue reading Feeding the beast
[This blog post first appeared in the International Christian Fiction Writers blog, June 2018] If you’re a writer, you’ll have doubt. We all do. It comes with the territory. What … Continue reading Can doubt play a positive role in your writing life?