There is nothing worse than having a brilliant idea for a novel or story, thinking about it for days then finally making time to sit write and… Crickets. Though I am a very dedicated plotter, I still feel my mind bogged down and blocked from time to time. Life just simply gets in the way. My mind rustles and fills with my to do lists, dinner ideas, and the occasional stream of YouTube cat videos.Read More
If you spend most of your day in transit like me, you probably have a lot of time on your hands waiting around in traffic. I used to listen to music while I commute but in the last few years I have taken a liking to plugging into some good podcasts. With so many options out there, the list of what you can listen to is essentially limitless and the growth of podcasts geared to writers is greatly increasing.Read More
I’ve been seeing the Save the Cat plotting technique all over social media lately and, being the nosy creature that I am, had to jump on the band wagon! Since I already had a beat structure in place for The Enuma Legacies, I decided to test out the system on the new series I’m working on.
So what did I think of it?Read More
The easiest way to get your book to gain traction is with graphics. We live in a visually dense world and if you want to get your book in front of readers, you better make it pretty! Unfortunately, creating gorgeous, jaw-dropping graphics is time consuming and I don’t know about the rest of you folks but I would much rather spend that time actually writing.Read More