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Crafting Your Characters

Crafting Your Characters
The most important part of your story is the Characters. Without them, there is no story. The plot (we talked about that last week) is driven by th...

How to Plot a Novel

How to Plot a Novel
It’s been said that all stories are the same nine plots, simply recycled. For those of you who say plotting your novel is hard, you may want to tak...

Taking Your Dialogue From Good to Great

Taking Your Dialogue From Good to Great
Lots of writers have a hard time with dialogue. Maybe you think "ah, that's no big deal." Think again! If you’ve got a great story and awesome char...

Defeating the Dreaded Description

Defeating the Dreaded Description
I've had a lot of writers come to me, asking about description. It's a difficult thing to master. Many are intimidated by it... It's easy to be! Wr...

To the "Newbies" Out There!

To the "Newbies" Out There!
We all remember that "newbie" stage, right? The time when we didn’t really know what we were doing; we also remember what a delicate and critical t...

Writing Is Hard

Writing Is Hard
Writing involves way more work than people give it credit for… Endless hours of research papers, plotting out the story, getting to know the charac...

Writer's Show and Tell

Writer's Show and Tell
Show v.s. Tell This is one of the most important parts to any good writing, but it is also a challenging bit to teach and learn. Once you get it, i...

Nine Lies Writers Tell Themselves (And How To Combat Them With Truth)

Nine Lies Writers Tell Themselves (And How To Combat Them With Truth)
1: I am the best writer EVER! Don't get me wrong... Every writer has those times when it all comes together. The coffee is the perfect temperature,...

12 Excellent Writing Resources

12 Excellent Writing Resources
1# Name Generator Websites      There are plenty of fabulous websites that generate names out there, but fantasynamegenerators.com is by far my fav...

The Top 3 Meredith-Cole-Style Outline Methods

The Top 3 Meredith-Cole-Style Outline Methods
Of course, there are many types and names and categories for these crazy people we commonly call writers... But when it comes down to how we approa...

4 Easy Ways To Inspire Yourself

4 Easy Ways To Inspire Yourself
Inspiration. It can be so elusive. Every writer has their turn with this difficulty... The coffee is piping hot, the computer is warmed up and rear...

Spoiler Alert!

Before you get too caught up reading this post, I must warn you that it contains spoilers from my book Eclipse, Shadows of Eprus. Those of you who ...