Write What You Know – Research What You Don’t

One of the most common pieces of advice that I hear when it comes to writing is to write what you know, but if people only wrote about what they directly knew the story would be pretty boring. Imagine if men could only write male characters or vice versa. Or the only career that aContinue reading “Write What You Know – Research What You Don’t”

Tips For Successful Writing

Successful writing means a lot of different things to a lot of different people. For some it’s getting words on the paper at all. For some it’s selling lots of books on Amazon, or even just one or two. For others it’s getting their message out there. And others it’s being true to themselves. WhateverContinue reading “Tips For Successful Writing”

Choosing a Book Title

So you’ve finished your work in progress. It’s time to take the next step towards publishing. But then you realize you hit a road block. Sometimes the hardest part of writing a book is coming up with a book title. Here are some tips: Brain Storm – Take ten minutes and write down everything thatContinue reading “Choosing a Book Title”

Rules Are Meant to Be Broken

Avoid adverbs. Never use words to describe how someone spoke besides ‘said’ and ‘asked’. Never use ‘said’ or ‘asked’. I before E except after C. “Rules” for writing are everywhere and it seems like everyone has one. Many are contradictory. What’s a writer to do? What are some of the reasons for these rules? DoContinue reading “Rules Are Meant to Be Broken”

Need Some More Inspiration? Try a Book of Prompts

So you’ve tried people watching at Starbucks of the mall, you’ve gone jogging, and you’ve taken a long hot shower but you still don’t have the inspiration you’re looking for. Maybe you’re looking to start your first Work In Progress whether it be a new short story, an ebook, or a blog post. Or maybeContinue reading “Need Some More Inspiration? Try a Book of Prompts”