Yep, you read that right, and I'll say it again. Please, don't just write a book. This probably goes against so many things you've heard, all of the people saying, "Do it! Go for it!" And yes, while you should absolutely chase your writing dreams... ...that doesn't start with writing a book. Driving a Car … Continue reading Don’t Just Write a Book
As writers, we should always be practising our craft. We do that, obviously, by writing. But in addition to practising, we also need to be learning. Luckily, with so many stories available to us at our fingertips in the forms of movies, books, TV shows, and more, it's easier than ever to find a good … Continue reading Elevate Your Descriptions: Why You Should Read Anne of Green Gables
Everyone wishes for a second chance, and no one more than the traveller who holds one in his grasp. But what happens when that chance fails, time and time again?The total destruction of a planet, a boy leaving home, a teacher coming in contact with alien life, a draconic businesswoman hungry for power...These people and … Continue reading Get COLOURS: An otherworldly short story series TODAY!
The beginning of a book is crucial to its success. Not only does it matter to agents and publishers, but it also matters to the readers. After a few pages, most readers will have made up their minds about whether or not they like your book. And the chances are, if they aren't impressed, they'll … Continue reading In the beginning…
Well, I had a little blip with my laptop, but everything is back to normal now so regular posting will actually resume this week. And to ring that in, I have good news! My book is only $0.99 in the Kindle store! The promotion will only last for a week, so make sure to grab … Continue reading My book is on sale!
It's almost the end of January and I've had 28 days to start work on my second draft of Project Pea. I've only started rewriting Chapter 3 tonight (there are currently 21 chapters), but the great thing is that I've gotten a lot more done than just actually writing more content. Before I even started … Continue reading How To Do a Draft Two
Can you imagine a world without books? Where hands never went to keys, pen never went to paper, quill never went to parchment? If I were to paint a picture of this world, it would be bleak and dark. It might not even exist. Because without books we may still be able to talk, but … Continue reading Writeober Day 13: Books
I've always felt that as a writer, it's so important to read good books. I mean, I love to read anyway, but I really like to find unique authors that offer a different perspective because they, in turn, can give me new ideas about what I'm writing. A new favourite author I discovered years ago … Continue reading Agatha Christie
My collection of short stories, The Drabbles of a Dreamer, is now available for purchase! The Kindle ebook is live as we speak, and the paperback will be available in a day or two! Please note that Amazon has formatted the "sneak peek" of the ebook rather oddly (working on getting it changed as I … Continue reading The Day is Here!
Let’s stop writing half-hearted stories. I recently rewatched the Lord of the Rings trilogy and I’m currently rereading the books as well. It struck me towards the end of Return of the King: Why don’t people tell stories like this anymore? Obviously, Tolkien was a genius and poured his life and soul into Middle Earth. … Continue reading The Stories that Matter