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Short Story Tips: Writing the Beginning

  •   Jun 20, 2017   •  

Short stories are one of the most valuable tools in a writer’s arsenal. They provide a calling ca...     more »

Writing Stories with Five Characters or Fewer

  •   Jun 13, 2017   •  

Most stories feature many characters. Stephen King’s It (1986) is one example where...     more »

Voice Models: Dialogue Building for Serious Writers

  •   Jun 6, 2017   •  

How can you get organic dialogue that’s both unique and artistic, and not lose your mind in the p...     more »

Self-Publishing Tips, Part 3: Your Rights and Theirs

  •   May 30, 2017   •  

Rights matter in at least three major ways when you self-publish an e-book:     more »

Self-Publishing Tips, Part 2: Let's Talk Money

  •   May 22, 2017   •  

Self-publishing is no guarantee to riches, but you want to maximize your earn...     more »

Self-Publishing Tips, Part 1: Formats and Covers

  •   May 16, 2017   •  

You’ve written and edited your book, and it’s time to get it published. Now what?  You can p...     more »

Writing Fear that Will Give You the Shivers

  •   May 9, 2017   •  

When you write about fear, you want your readers to experience anything from a tingle between the...     more »

Exercises for Fleshing Out Interesting Characters

  •   May 2, 2017   •  

Characters are the most essential part of any story. The more interesting the characters, the mor...     more »