5 Year Blog-versary Round Up!

Wow, 5 years since this blog began! Thank you to the loyal readers and commenters for your engagement with my posts. I decided to do a round up of some of my top posts over the years. Craft: 30 Questions to Ask Your Main Character When You Start Comparing Yourself To Other Writers 7 Things WritersContinue reading “5 Year Blog-versary Round Up!”

Juggling Your Creative Life

One of the hardest things about being a creative person/writer/artist etc. is balance. When you work from home sometimes family members don’t know your boundaries. When you love your job sometimes it’s hard to stop working when your desk is always in the other room. Tell me in the comments what the hardest part ofContinue reading “Juggling Your Creative Life”

How To Write For The Market While Still Writing For You

Let me quickly say: I don’t believe any writer should be following trends. That’s not what this post is about. However, I do believe that writers who want to get published traditionally need to have their eyes open to what the market is doing. Why You Don’t Follow Trends Trends are something that no oneContinue reading “How To Write For The Market While Still Writing For You”

4 Reasons Agents Want to Work With Storytellers

Storytelling is also known as a verbal art, but storytelling in terms of the words on a page is what agents are looking for in the slush pile. In the slush pile we know that writers are just beginning their journey. So what we’re looking for is writers that know how to craft curiously. Interesting characters, smart but ambitious plots, hidden turns of events, and larger than life settings. Life is all in the details, are so are storytellers.