Storyworld Design: Choosing the Time Period

Choosing the time period of a story is one of the most important things a writer has to do. It can be easily glossed over, because we tend to focus a lot more on the physical surroundings in which the story takes place. But those surroundings will look vastly different, and perhaps even serve different functions inContinue reading “Storyworld Design: Choosing the Time Period”

Top 10 Productivity Books For Ambitious Writers

The self-publishing business is all about speed of delivery and consistent quality. While the latter is open to interpretation, a speedy delivery is something quite tangible — and trainable. It’s very important to be able to write good books fast, and publish them on a consistent schedule. It offers you credibility, professionalism, and a steady increase in readers. AContinue reading “Top 10 Productivity Books For Ambitious Writers”

4 Things to Hang Over Your Writing-Space

We all need inspiration, especially when we’re neck-deep in our manuscripts. I’m in that situation right now, trying to pick up momentum, kick myself into gear. So I do the only reasonable thing: I procrastinate making pretty pictures! 😛 Seriously, though. The following are things I absolutely believe in, things which always help me overcome inertia, self-doubt, and the endless slewContinue reading “4 Things to Hang Over Your Writing-Space”

THE PRIME RIFT is out now! Here’s a little taste…

Wheee, release day has finally come! The Prime Rift is out now on Amazon, and I’m super excited! I had a blast writing this novel. I hope it will be a fun, exciting read for you! If you’re still on the fence, here’s an excerpt from the first chapter. 😉 Happy reading! The Prime RiftContinue reading “THE PRIME RIFT is out now! Here’s a little taste…”

Organize your writing with spreadsheets + FREE TEMPLATE!

Now updated for 2017 & 2018! Scroll to the bottom of the post to download. I love spreadsheets. They’re the best and easiest way for me to keep my writing projects organized, keep track of my process and progress, and even edit the manuscript! I’ve talked plenty about my novel outlining process on this blog, and how it’sContinue reading “Organize your writing with spreadsheets + FREE TEMPLATE!”