Plotting Your Plot


Writer's life, Writing, Writing tips

Whether or not you’re a Plotterhead or a Wing-it Person, at one point, some form of plotting is handy. Especially, if like me, you write mysteries. Most of the time I still surprise myself, but before I start it’s handy to know in which direction I want to go. Much like a road trip where […]

October 18, 2018

How to Keep Myself Motivated


Writer's life, Writing, Writing tips

Writing is amazing. It’s my favourite addiction. If I ever get stranded on a deserted island, I’d only need a pen and paper. I’m pretty sure I was born a writer. Apart from being a writer, I’m also a perfectionist. I can assure you that it is highly annoying, but at the same time ensures […]

July 1, 2018

Tips To Prepare For Querying


Writer's life, Writing, Writing tips

Writing itself is already hard enough, but querying is a whole different ballgame where the balls are made of metal spikes and are also on fire. Querying is a process that is out of your hands and that is probably what makes it so hard. Here are some tips to make it feel less like […]

June 3, 2018

How To Improve Your Writing


Writer's life, Writing, Writing tips

As a child, I loved reading R.L. Stine. I was captivated by his Fear Street novels and devoured them like a book-loving banshee. However, even HIS earlier work was not as good as his later work. That is not surprising. The more experience, the better you are wielding the written word. When being any kind […]

April 8, 2018

Why Characters Need To Be Flawed


Writer's life, Writing, Writing tips

If You Got It, Flaw It Perfection does not exist, perhaps that’s why we work so hard to achieve it. It’s only human. It doesn’t mean that we succeed. I know my grammar, yet I still make mistakes. Those pesky errors find ways to slip past my detection system, which is basically just my eyes. […]

March 25, 2018

Finding Your Beta-Readers


Writer's life, Writing, Writing tips

Or as I like to call them: Ninja readers. Every writer, no matter how good or bad NEEDS these unmasked heroes. Why? Because feedback makes you a better writer. Yes, ninja readers are amazing. Get yours today! If you call now, you get one more beta-reader FREE. No, unfortunately it doesn’t work like that. How […]

March 18, 2018