Book Giveaways and Blog Updates: New Year Spectacular Part 1!

Happy New Year! I'm so excited to begin this brand new year with all of you! After taking lots of time to consider my goals last month, I came up with an action-packed plan for 2023. I hope you're ready, because this week is going to be filled with some spectacular announcements! Book Giveaway To … Continue reading Book Giveaways and Blog Updates: New Year Spectacular Part 1!

Resource: How to Write a Catchy Back Cover Blurb That Sells from MasterClass

Once a reader sees a book cover design and thinks the book title is intriguing, what’s next? What helps them decide if they want to make the purchase? They might flip to the back of your book or to the dust jacket and read the blurb.  Book blurbs are an oft-overlooked part of a writer’s … Continue reading Resource: How to Write a Catchy Back Cover Blurb That Sells from MasterClass

Yes, Settings Do Matter: Basic Storytelling Elements Part 7

Welcome to my ten-part series where we’ll be going through the ten basics of storytelling as outlined in my guidebook The 10 Lost Elements of Storytelling – a book you can get for free by subscribing to my newsletter! In these posts, we’ll pound out the basics of these storytelling elements, but my guidebook is more detailed on … Continue reading Yes, Settings Do Matter: Basic Storytelling Elements Part 7

What Makes Your Book Different?: Basic Storytelling Elements Part 6

Welcome to my ten-part series where we’ll be going through the ten basics of storytelling as outlined in my guidebook The 10 Lost Elements of Storytelling – a book you can get for free by subscribing to my newsletter! In these posts, we’ll be going over the basics of these storytelling elements, but my guidebook is more detailed … Continue reading What Makes Your Book Different?: Basic Storytelling Elements Part 6

Resource: The 4 Phases of Editing: How to Revise a Novel by Savannah Gilbo

If you’re like most of the writers I work with, getting to the end of a first draft feels both exciting and terrifying at the same time. You’ve probably been working on this story for x-amount of months (or maybe even years!) and all you want is for the story you wrote to (eventually) match … Continue reading Resource: The 4 Phases of Editing: How to Revise a Novel by Savannah Gilbo

First Cold: A boy’s first winter on an alien planet

A shiver forced Vaughn’s eyes to see reality again. He wrapped his arms tightly around himself.  “I'm gonna kill Kiefer," he muttered, kicking his boot at a dark object buried halfway in the ground, which he unpleasantly discovered was a rock from the smarting in his toes.  What was more interesting, though, was that the … Continue reading First Cold: A boy’s first winter on an alien planet

Not Just a Writer: Why writers must find self-worth in something other than achievements

You're a writer. Of course you are. What else could you possibly be? When it comes down to it, isn't that the part of your life that matters the most?  But adopting the wrong identity is incredibly dangerous. And, despite how innocent it might seem, branding yourself first and foremost as a writer might be … Continue reading Not Just a Writer: Why writers must find self-worth in something other than achievements