December 19, 2017

I've got a friend at work who is doing her Masters of Creative Writing. I'll admit I'm jealous but I offered some advice that her thesis piece shouldn't be a novel that is her baby but rather a throw away idea. The whole thing behind that is that it doesn't have to be...

December 4, 2017

I've learned a few things on my journey and I like straight forward rules, especially if I know why they are rules. So I thought I would share some of the straight forward steps I learned to help better improve your writing.

1. Avoid Exclamation points

I got this from my...

August 25, 2017

I have a writing class every Friday. At the this time of the year the kids are kind of 'Meh' about their writing as it is the same thing every week. So I thought I'd challenge them. If all of them combined could write as much as I could in the same amount of time. The...

May 18, 2017

I recently tried a free online class for writing. I was rather disappointed. I was hoping for activities that would push my writing. Unfortunately it was too generic to challenge me but then it was free and I really shouldn't complain. But I thought I can put up my own...

November 17, 2016

I write prolifically and usually I just tell people that I can do that because I don't have a life. That is only partly true. Yes, I'm single with no kids so I have my afternoon free to do as I wish. But actually I spend a heck of a long time staring at the screen. Whe...

August 17, 2016

My grandmother was a great matriarch but she was raised in an era where woman had to carve out their place in the world with scalpels rather than explosives. This meant my grandmother was a genius at the subtle manipulation. This was great watching her with others but...

August 11, 2016

I write in third person omniscient. I've done that since my grandfather suggested that most writers use third person. To the point that I don't like to read first person books unless they are past tense. Yes, there are first person present tense books out there and the...

May 29, 2016

In researching how to get published I remember someone wrote that when you start writing you have to first get a bad book out of the way. I was worried for a while as my first novel that I published was the first book I've ever finished. Well, that is what I thought.

Th...

May 19, 2016

Who hasn't picked up a trashy romance and maybe another but were disappointed by the fact it was a formula. Well, to be honest a lot of the big writers out there do work with a kind of formula. Mostly ones they have come up with themselves because why fix something tha...