The Benefits of Hiring An Editor


Writer's life, Writing

As both a teacher and a writer, I know very well that at some point into your editing you can get a little word blind. Even after two other people went over your manuscript, things can still be overlooked. Most writers I know get beta-readers to help them out with feedback. Whether that feedback is […]

December 3, 2018

Writing Prompts: Being Thankful


Writing, Writing Prompts

You are born with nothing but your body, so anything in addition to that is a gift, something to be thankful for. And anything you lose, isn’t really lost because it’s not really something that was yours to begin with. Sometimes it helps when I think of that and it does make me a more […]

November 24, 2018

How To Celebrate Finishing a Book


Writer's life, Writing

Okay, so you’ve finished a book. You’ve poured sweat, blood, and a lot of coffee into it and it’s now marginally presentable. Great. Don’t slip into a temporary coma just yet! CELEBRATE your hard work, the victory over writer’s block, the battle with the muse. It may not be clear what your option are, or […]

November 17, 2018

Writing Prompts: SOLVE THIS


Writing Prompts

I have always loved a good mystery. It is therefore no surprise that I ended up writing them. Solving something is always highly rewarding, whether it’s a puzzle or a crime. Though I’d rather stick to fictional crimes. So pick a side-kick, put on your thinking cap, and let’s solve these mysteries. A Lost Letter […]

November 10, 2018

#NaNoWriMo


Writer's life, Writing

It’s November and that means different things to different people. For non-writers it means that it’s nearing Christmas. For writers it means mayhem, panic, dehydration, and the slow descent of madness. Many aspiring authors see this as the perfect opportunity to force a first draft from their bleeding fingers within one month. Every writer is […]

November 4, 2018

Writing: Expectations vs Reality


Writer's life, Writing

Many people dream of a life as a writer. Better yet, to make a living scribbling those words on paper and making pretend people come alive. There are many notions attached to this dream life. Since it’s a dream, they’re usually also far from the truth. Now, you may not think that every time a […]

October 27, 2018