That overwhelmed feeling…

I don’t know about you, but this happens to me quite often. As a writer myself and as the owner of a small press, I often have a lot on my plate (especially in and around submission season!). I’m kind of in that place right now, so I thought I could offer some advice based... Continue Reading →

Novels vs. Novellas vs. Short Stories – And what in the world is a Novellette?

I’m a novelist. I’ve a long history of writing longer books, and some multiple book series, even. Though recently, I’ve had the chance to experiment with shorter forms and I’ve discovered that writing a novel is a very different experience from writing a short story, for example.  I know how strange it sounds. Writing is... Continue Reading →

Improving Your Character’s Voice

Lately I've been working on my... third? draft of Uncommon, the novel I wrote during my month-long residency in New Orleans back in February. I'll admit, I've been having a rough time of it. You see, I wrote this book very, very quickly. I'm now wondering if that was the greatest idea, or if I... Continue Reading →

3 Ways to Overcome Writer’s Block

Writer’s Block is a big topic and one that I’ve touched on before and will likely come back to again. The problem with writer’s block is that there isn’t just one cause for it and for that reason, there can be no one-size-fits-all blanket solutions. So the first step to overcoming writer’s block if you... Continue Reading →

Hey… Life Happens. That’s OK.

As writers we’re often encouraged to write every day and to make deadlines and stick to them, but there are times in our lives where putting our writing first can be an unhealthy mindset.  Which is why I tell people write everyday, where possible. Notice the caveat. Sometimes it isn’t possible to write everyday. Or... Continue Reading →

Where My Ideas Come From

"Where do you get your ideas?" I get this question all the time. People don't understand how I have written over ten books and how I keep coming up with ideas for more. Ideas though, are the easy part. And not just for books, I also get ideas for short stories, video games, board games,... Continue Reading →

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