Saturday, February 6, 2016

3 Ways to Simplify Your Life and Write!

January 28, 2016 by  
Filed under Blog, Home Management, Time Management

We all have the same 24 hours in a day. But it’s what we do with those 24 hours that separates the productive from the unproductive. So how can writers simplify their life so they can find more time to write? Prioritize Think of the three most important things in your life. The three things […]

How Not to Waste Your Writing Time

January 26, 2016 by  
Filed under Blog, Time Management

If you‘re a busy writer with other thing on your agenda, then it’s important not to waste your writing time. Here are 3 simple ways to help you be more productive when you write. Go with the Flow I’m not talking about the words that should flow from your fingers. I’m talking about the crazy […]

How to Edit Your Book

January 25, 2016 by  
Filed under Craft, Editing

When I contracted my first novella and had to cut 30,000 words off my book, I knew it was going to be hard. In fact, I almost bailed on submitting the anthology to Barbour because I knew that would mean cutting more than half of my story. The pain of deleting my brilliant prose aside, […]

Getting to Know Your Main Character

January 13, 2016 by  
Filed under Blog, Craft

Why is it important to get to know your main character before you dive into your story? Because without knowing specific things about your character you won’t have a story. When you first get a spark of an idea, you may not know anything about your main character except her name, and that’s okay. Maybe if […]

Paint a Picture For the Reader Using Active Writing

January 11, 2016 by  
Filed under Blog, Craft

  I see it all the time. A writer has talent. Real talent for story telling. Story structure comes natural to them, and if they’re voracious readers, than that’s not a surprise. But the biggest problem I see in these talented writers is they don’t know how to paint a picture for the reader using […]

How to Write a Novel in 2016

January 6, 2016 by  
Filed under Blog, Fiction, Writing Tips

Don’t know where to start to write a novel in 2016. Here are some tips to help you write your book.

Should You Go From Part-Time to Full-Time Writing

January 4, 2016 by  
Filed under Ask an Expert, Blog, Goals, Industry

Going from part-time to full-time writing shouldn’t be considered lightly. Before you quit your day job, here are some things to consider. Find a place. Make this your writing space and designate it as your office. (If you’re serious about this, make that your official home office and start looking into the tax deduction you […]

Plot Your Novel Through Knowing Your Characters

December 30, 2015 by  
Filed under Blog, Writing Tips

Many people ask me how do I plot my novel. Many times as prepare to write a book, I think about my characters’ pasts. I know where they have been, I know where they are now…but I’ve yet to determine where they will be at ‘the end’. When it comes to researching and plotting a […]

Seven Habits of Published Christian Writers

December 28, 2015 by  
Filed under Authors, Blog, Encouragement, Publishing, Writing Tips

We all want to get published, to see our work featured in some magazine, or on some website, or nestled between the covers of a book, but for most the “promised land” of publication seems like it might as well be the moon—totally out of reach. But maybe we just need to be doing the […]

Learn to Write Anywhere

Learning to write anywhere is really important. On most mornings after the sun has come up, I undock my laptop from its station and move into my living room where the sun pours through an East facing window. In Spring I can hear birds chattering from an evergreen tree off the back deck and with […]

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