March 3, 2015

If there is one thing authors are told over and over again, it’s that they have to rewrite. It seems that every author ever asked for writing advice talks about the importance of rewriting. Some say it more colorfully than others.

“If it sounds like writing, I rewrite i...

February 10, 2015

Many writers begin a novel with the intent to write a series. The desire is understandable. If you can hook readers with your first book and make them want to know what happens next, you’ve got a built-in readership for your second book. And your third. But how do you...

December 29, 2014

Happy New Year! I’m a few days early, but close enough. At this time of year, our thoughts naturally turn to what we want to accomplish in the upcoming year, what we want to do differently, how we want to change. As you embark on 2015, consider making a few resolutions...

December 1, 2014

“She watched as the man pulled a knife from his jacket pocket. She knew that if she didn’t get away now, in the next minute, it would be too late. She saw a door across the room that she thought she could get to before he got to her. Before she could change her mind, s...

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