Contrast is one of my favorite buzzwords when it comes to character creation. Using opposites to force character growth and make characters stand out is one of the easiest and most effective ways of getting reader attention and making sure your story keeps moving. Today I’ll give you an easy way to implement that in … More How to Increase Tension in Stories Using Character Contrast
My friend Bethany A. Jennings over at SimmeringMind.com is launching her editing career, and as part of that, is throwing one massive editing giveaway! I’m honored to be part of this. I’m giving away a print copy of my world-building textbook AND workbook: Plus, I’m giving away two hours of coaching and two ten-page comprehensive content … More Major Editing Giveaway!
My word of the year: FOCUS. Focusing is a funny thing for me. As someone who has sensory processing issues and who was once diagnosed with A.D.D., I’ve found that I actually focus better when I’m working on more than one project. The high pressure and constant stimulation of different activities keep me from losing … More FOCUS Your Writing in 2017
As a part of Cyber Monday, I am super-excited to offer this limited time offer on my two nonfiction books! World-Building From the Inside Out textbook and workbook are free on Amazon for one day only! But wait! There’s MORE. The print editions of World-Building From the Inside Out textbook and workbook are 40% through Createspace.com! That brings the … More Cyber Monday Super Deal!
I am NOT participating in National Novel Writing Month this year. At least, not in the traditional sense. While I write steadily, 50K this November just isn’t a possibility, especially with working a full-time job, a part-time job, and other sundry endeavors outside this little blog post box. However, I am doing my first ever short-story contest … More How to Enjoy NaNoWriMo – Even If You’re Not Participating (or You’re a Rebel)