Irresistible World Building Release Day and Blog Hop!

I’m please to announce that my next writing resource is available for purchase!

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Write stories with worlds that create lifelong fans and fandoms!

Irresistible World Building for Unforgettable Stories contains key methods and tips on how to weave your world building into every aspect of your story, from theme to plot to character arcs.

-Use writing prompts and exercises to jumpstart your creativity
-Get ideas on how to refresh world building genre tropes while still hitting reader sweet spots
-Learn to embrace your inner geek and passions to connect your world building with readers

Vivid world building is great. Vivid world building that sells? Even better! [...]  read more

Spring Cleaning Writing Update!

I was tagged in this fun writer challenge by K.M. Carroll, and since I have a lot of updates to share, I figured why not?
1. Dust bunnies and plot bunnies: Reorganize your writing goals or make new ones.

Well, I officially nailed some writing goals, so that’s good!

This anthology releases today! This humorous romance anthology is a side project with author H.L. Burke and featuring several other talented humor writers. Get it now on Amazon!
AND this lovely writing resource is now up for preorder! Releases April 24. [...]  read more

4 Tips to Sharing About Your Book(s) Without Being a Jerk

Repetition. It’s one of the hardest parts of marketing.

The fact of the matter is, the best way to get people’s attention is to tell them about your book, event, special deal, etc more than once.

For instance, this blog post is the sixth time I’ve shared about my upcoming live webinar, Vision + Market + Craft = Plan Any Writing Project to Success, that takes place Wednesday, March 28 at 9 pm (EST). And I bet that on Thursday, when the webinar is over, I’ll have at least one or more people saying: “oh, you had a value-laden webinar? I had no idea!” [...]  read more

The One Essential for Writing Success

I’m going to throw down the word right away: Perseverance.  

That’s it. Nothing fancy. But within those twelve letters is a key difference between failure and success in writing.

Perseverance isn’t a popular word, because it often means dealing with rejection, difficulties, days when you just don’t feel like it, and other setbacks that happen in the course of making a writing career.

One of the ways I learn about various ways that things work (and don’t work) for people is reading success stories. And while many clickbait articles like to put forth that a certain person is just a rockstar superhero of amazing prowess, what it often comes down to is perseverance. [...]  read more

Character Takeover – Cassandra Robinson from “Superhero Publicist”

SO, it’s happened! The characters in my head are finally starting to take over and run the show. In this case, Cassandra Robinson from my short story “Superhero Publicist” is here! She’s used to spinning stories thanks to her job as a superhero/supervillain publicist for Power-Up Publicity, so hopefully she’ll have some helpful hints for you!

[Cassandra Robinson rushes onto the set, her three inch heels clicking on the hardwood floor. She’s looking immaculate, as usual, except for a few flyaway strands of blonde hair.] [...]  read more