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 →

How to co-write your novel

Murandy Damodred and I wrote our fantasy / romantic comedy novel, Uncharted, together. This is not our first co-written novel. In fact, it’s our fifth, so we’ve got a system worked out. There are lots of ways to divide the work, but here's our method: First we split up the characters: Since we write primarily... Continue Reading →

My Love Affair with Writing

I am often confronted by the question, ‘why do I write?’ and I don’t feel the answer is one that is easily put into words. Yet, despite not having an easy answer to this question, I know for certain that I have to write. I would feel incomplete without it. So why is that? Well... Continue Reading →

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