Close

authors

Writing Craft Master Lists: Filling in the Blanks

Pen poised to write on a blank page with text: Filling in the Blanks of Our Writing Knowledge

Over the past two weeks, I shared my mega-lists of writing craft skills for story development, line editing, and copy editing. Before I offer those lists as downloadable checklists, let’s make sure the lists are as complete as possible.

Pin It

February 20, 2018

Read More

What to Write Next: Playing Favorites

Field of identical-looking sunflowers with text: Can We Play Favorites with Our Writing?

The vast majority of us will write more than one story during our life, so at some point in our career, we’ll have to decide what we’re going to write next. The question then becomes, how do we decide?

Pin It

January 9, 2018

Read More

When Does Disagreement Become Bullying?

Two men arguing on a couch with text: Can We Disagree without Being a Bully?

Several situations related to the line between disagreeing and bullying have been swirling through Publishing Land recently, so I want to address the subject while it’s relevant. That said, I’m sharing my opinion in this post, and you might have a different opinion. That’s okay.

Pin It

August 29, 2017

Read More

Do You Meet the Prerequisites to Be a Writer?

Second story door missing stairs down with text: Writing Prerequisites: Are We Missing a Step?

Are there prerequisites to call ourselves a writer? No. If you write, you’re a writer. Period. But when we pay attention to other writers, every writer—no matter how successful—could find something to feel inadequate about if we let our self-doubt get a hold of us.

Pin It

July 13, 2017

Read More

Self-Publishing Resources: For Fun and Profit

Big Ferris wheel lit up at night with text: Cheap, Free, and Fun Resources

In the writing and self-publishing world, writers encounter a lot of services that cost money. Some of them are solid resources that are worth it if they work for our processes. Others…? Not so much. That’s why it’s always nice to discover free resources or discounted services.

Pin It

May 23, 2017

Read More