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’m rapidly approaching the editing stage for my own novel, and honestly, I’m dreading it. I love editing other people’s… Read more 4 Tips for Self Editing
I’ll admit it, I love a bad guy (or girl.) Supervillains, serial killers, assassins, mob bosses, you name it. Villains… Read more Badass villains and how to write them
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
It’s that wonderful time of the year, when every blogger makes “Best of the Year” lists. I’ve spent a lot… Read more The 5 best books I read in 2015
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!
Warning: This isn’t an in-depth, academic poetry analysis full of symbolism and themes. This is a more practical look at… Read more What fiction writers can learn from E.E. Cummings
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?