The Start of a New Year

Happy New Year (late)! It’s 2016, and I’m already amazed by all the things this year has in store, both for me and for all the amazing people I’ve been fortunate enough to get to know in 2015. My husband and I were so lucky to be able to spend the last week of the year… Read More

Release of ‘Ambition’: CWC’s Second Novel

I realize it’s been some time since I’ve written about my work with Collaborative Writing Challenge, and I thought today would be the perfect time, seeing as ‘Ambition’ has just be released! My work with CWC as Story Coordinator for our third project, a Sci-Fi adventure titled ‘Ark’, and as Chief Editor for all the… Read More

Adding Levity Versus Writing Comedy

I had a wonderful conversation today with one of my very good writer friends, who just so happens to also write dark fiction. Coincidentally, both of our works in progress are Dystopian Sci-Fi, although his runs in more of the YA vein. One of the highlights of this conversation was talking about how to incorporate… Read More

Whose Story Is it, Really? (Using POV When Writing About Your Supporting Characters)

Last Friday, I talked about the four main types of POV (First Person, Third Person Limited, Second Person, and Third Person Omniscient), which ones are most commonly used, and how important it is to maintain consistency when writing in your protagonist’s POV. Today is about how to maintain the POV consistency when introducing new and… Read More

Whose Story Is It, Really? (Using POV When Writing About Your Protagonist)

Today, I want to talk about narrative Point of View (POV), which is something I’ve been addressing with a few of my clients this week. Maintaining a consistent POV throughout a piece is incredibly important. Not only does it keep the story flowing as a whole, but it also serves to connect us to the… Read More

Getting Back Into “The Zone”

Hello, dear readers! I know, I’ve been away for a while. The last two weeks since I’ve posted have been an incredible whirlwind. I won’t bore you with the details of all my various projects, not the least of which was preparing for, executing, and marketing the launch of my Fantasy novel ‘Daughter of the… Read More

Author Interview with Jason Pere

I have had the huge honor of being able to work with Jason Pere, author of ‘Calling the Reaper: First Book of Purgatory’, as both an editor and a writing friend. I am so excited to be able to say that the first book in this amazing Fantasy series is finally published and available for the… Read More

Can You Really Make Your Day Longer?

I’ve had a few people ask me how it is I manage to multi-task between so many different jobs, projects, novels, hobbies, and still get everything done during the day. I’ve started to ask myself that recently, as my husband and I are packing to move into a new house and I just last week… Read More

How to Write A Short Synopsis of Your Manuscript

If you’re only just now working on your novel or fiction project, you may not have heard about the ‘Elevator Pitch’ and the ‘short synopsis’. If you’ve tried your hand at querying agents and publishers, you’ve probably seen these phrases thrown around and thought, ‘What the heck are these?’ Well, I’m about to tell you. A writer… Read More

Self-Editing Tip #6: Formatting Before You Write

I’m sure this sounds like a ridiculous premise, that the formatting does not affect your writing at all, and that’s true. However, as an editor as well as an author, I can’t express how helpful proper formatting has been for me. As an author, the formatting of a fresh document before I ever start writing let’s… Read More