Reaching Best Seller Status

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Developing A Detailed Character

One of the most important aspects of writing a book is ensuring that your characters are fully developed. It may sound like a simple task but a quick physical description is not going to cut it when it comes to the majority of your characters. To add some focus for this post I’m going to […]

Finding Your Inspiration

Inspiration is something we often need when following our dreams. For myself, I need inspiration regularly when working on my novel. Sometimes I need inspiration to develop characters and at times I need inspiration to develop my plot. Many people feel that inspired thought is something that just miraculously happens. While this is true and […]

How To Write Without A Set Schedule

It’s that time of year again, the holidays. It doesn’t matter how fantastic of a writing schedule you used to have, that schedule no longer applies to you now. Your writing time will now be messed up by gift shopping, decorating, cooking and family visiting. Not that you won’t enjoy all of those things but […]

What Does It Take To Be A Best Seller?

I figured a good place to start on my journey to becoming a best selling author would be to figure out exactly what it meant to be a best selling author. After all to achieve a goal you need to be able to define it. In my head a best selling author would be akin […]

You Need A Writing Coach Not A Mentor

Define: Coach- “to give instruction or advice in the capacity of a coach.” Define: Mentor- “a wise and trusted counselor or teacher.” When I started writing I thought to myself, “ok I could use a mentor, someone to provide me with occasional guidance”. When I started editing I quickly realized I was wrong, what I […]