My novel Dark City (which you can read about here) is reaching the final stages. That means that right now,… Read more Finding the inspiration to start your novel
I’ve been a professional writer for about three years now. If you’re curious what my typical workday looks like, I’ve… Read more A day in the life of an author
This post is the second in a series on writing effective character descriptions. In the first post, I studied a… Read more How to describe characters: The Name of the Wind
One of my New Year’s’ Resolutions for 2016 is to review more books. I’m doing this because reviews are an… Read more The importance of book reviews
Every writer gets the blues from time to time. You know what I mean: the pervasive feeling that what you’re… Read more How to overcome the writing blues
Instead of dissecting the symbolism and thematic significance of a poem, this series is meant to be a practical discussion… Read more Portraying character in fiction: Lessons from J. Alfred Prufrock
As I go about my days, I come across a plethora of helpful articles on writing and the publishing industry.… Read more What’s in my pocket? Resources for writers!
Creating effective character descriptions can be difficult. You can bore the reader with too much description, but if it’s used… Read more How do I write effective character descriptions? (part 1)
The present tense is a controversial subject among writers. You’ll hear people who love it and people who vow never… Read more Should writers use the present tense?
I’ve often heard people who give writing advice say “don’t write a prologue.” If I were someone qualified to give… Read more On beginnings: The prologue to The Name of the Wind