As we write, we sometimes allow the strain to ease. Great books maintain tension! What keeps your reader interested? It likely isn’t the characters or their chance to find true love. It’s the unresolved problems. For editing tip #1, I suggest you review tension. Is it present throughout your manuscript? Are there scenes without a… Continue reading Editing Tip #1: Maintain Tension
At the core of any story are the characters. Whether the reader falls in love with them or grows to despise them, is entirely up to the writer. But what if the reader can’t fully picture the character? What if they don’t believe your story? There’s several ways to create a believable character. Ambition- Give… Continue reading Do Your Readers See Your Character?
Today, I’m tired, and I don’t feel like writing…So why am I here? I’m here, because I’m accountable to my readers. It’s a writing productivity problem. Most writers struggle to stay diligent to the craft. So how can we be more productive? 1.) Be accountable. Set regular writing hours and a time your audience can expect to hear… Continue reading Optimize Your Writing Time
The weeks have flown. I’m excited about checking in with you today. As usual, Monday and Tuesday will be Whippercreek workdays this week. I’ll spend them writing a few more chapters and editing the chapter published here. On Wednesday another chapter will be released for Whippercreek. (Hint…the long awaited meeting may happen…so you’ll want to… Continue reading Learning What’s Write
Writers know the feeling all too well. It’s the moment when someone says, “What do you do for a living?”. You may say something like, “I’m an author” or “I write”. The individual’s face usually shows a certain level of skepticism, but deep down, you know this is your career. I don’t believe writing should… Continue reading I’m a Writer
I’m so excited to catch you up on some of things I’ve been working towards. Over the past several months, I’ve decided to revamp, build a better author platform, and posts here more regularly. As a result, you’ll notice some new categories in the coming weeks, including: Monday’s Motivation-A shorter post dedicated purely to writing.… Continue reading A New Chapter