Writing out of sequence – The best way to write

There are essentially two ways in which you can draft a longer work of fiction: You can draft it linearly, in the same way a reader would read it, writing chapters in their logical order. Or you can draft it out of sequence, jumping forward and back, to: write all chapters related to a specific sub-plot inContinue reading “Writing out of sequence – The best way to write”

13 Things I Learned About Writing Faster

The speed of publication is one of the biggest advantages of self-publishing. No longer do you have to wait one year (or more) between release dates. You can publish whenever you’re ready. And when you publish often, especially if you put out books in the same series in rapid succession, you get increased visibility & greater reader engagement.Continue reading “13 Things I Learned About Writing Faster”

The Power of MOMENTUM, and the Triple C Of Productivity

Over the past couple of months I’ve been neck deep in planning, drafting and editing book #2 in my Ascendancy Trilogy, and I’ve learned a great deal about writing productivity. And quite a bit about how perfectionism plays into—or rather against it. It’s no secret I have an issue with perfectionist thinking, as it’s one of theContinue reading “The Power of MOMENTUM, and the Triple C Of Productivity”

THE DEEP LINK is now FREE on Amazon for a very short time! + More good news!

Hey guys, My sci-fi novel THE DEEP LINK is available for FREE on all Amazon stores, from September 1st through 3rd! Grab your copy now & spread the word, and win my undying gratitude in form of rainbow-colored cookies raining from the sky! Not really. That would be horrible. Battered to death by cookies is no way to goContinue reading “THE DEEP LINK is now FREE on Amazon for a very short time! + More good news!”

How To Create An Alien Species In 3 Stages

It’s Alien August over at SciFiIdeas.com — which means a whole month of extraterrestrial goodness invading their website, and dozens of science-fiction writers filing in their creature profiles to win the grand Alien August Competition. And — squee! — an autographed copy of my novel The Deep Link is part of their Prize Package! Isn’t that awesome? Of course now is the perfect time to write a postContinue reading “How To Create An Alien Species In 3 Stages”