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

Creative Writing Prompts: Justice


Writing, Writing Prompts

We all need a kick in the creative butt every now and then. Perhaps you don’t have time to work on your current project. Perhaps you don’t even have a project. You like to live dangerously, don’t you? Well, I’ve got some challenges that may kickstart your muse. Grab a pen and a lucky sock. […]

April 4, 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

The Importance Of A Writing Community


Writer's life

Picture a writer and you may envision a person in their PJs with disheveled hair and wild eyes, hunched in front of their laptop. Their only companion is their cup of coffee or tea and don’t you even dare go near that writer, because they will bite your head off now that they’re in a […]

March 21, 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

Write, But Don’t Forget To Live


Writer's life, Writing

As a writer I have many goals, but that doesn’t mean Life won’t sneak up behind me and give me a high five. In my face. With a chair. It’s inevitable that I get swept up in my stories, but that’s the same for my day job. I’m an English teacher and I like what […]

March 11, 2018

What Makes Writing A Hell


Writer's life, Writing

Finishing a novel. Sounds easy, right? Sure. Just as easy as pulling out someone’s teeth when you’re not a dentist. Well, maybe it is easier if you don’t know what you’re doing, but that’s definitely not the case when you’re writing. Your characters will punch you in the face. It’s not just the plot that […]

March 7, 2018