Category: Writing Tips

Skillshare Classes

    You’ve heard me mention Skillshare many times and that I teach on that platform. Next year I plan to upload two classes per month comprising of The Novel Writing Blueprint and The Freelance Writing Blueprint. They’ll be standalone classes but I think you’ll get more out of the experience if you follow along…

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Stronger Writing

  I’ve been sorting through half-finished manuscripts stored on my laptop. And as many of you know, I’ve also been revamping stories whose rights have been returned to me. These are older stories I wrote 5 or more years ago and revisiting them is teaching me a lot and hopefully making me a better writer…

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Taking the NaNoWriMo Challenge or Thinking about Self-Publishing…Maybe Even Both!

  If you’re thinking about taking this year’s NaNoWriMo challenge you might be interested in registering for the workshop I’m teaching for the Maryland Romance Writers…and no, it’s not just for authors who are planning to write a romance novel. I’ll share tips that will get you ready for when November 1st rolls around-  …

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Workshop Topics for 2018

  Hi Everyone, I’m putting together ideas for workshops for 2018. I’d like to keep some old favorites but I’d also like to add some new topics and this is where you can help me. What writing topics would you want to see offered in a workshop? Would you like to see more beginning writing…

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NaNoWriMo-Days 26 and 27

It’s the last weekend of the challenge and then just three more days. The finish line’s insight and my tip for the day is the same advice I give to everyone whether you’re taking the challenge or just writing a novel. Don’t give up. Some days are hard but easy writing days where the words flow and…

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NaNoWriMo-Days 23 and 24

  Another busy day yesterday so I didn’t get time to post a tip. Today’s Thanksgiving in the US and that brings me to the tip of the day. It’s okay to take a day off from your writing schedule any day of the year, and yes, even during the challenge. Sometimes we authors did a break…

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NaNoWriMo-Day 17

  My tip of the day is now that the weekend’s approaching maybe spend a few hours pre-paring meals for next week so when time’s tight you can write and not have to cook and wash dirty dishes.  

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NaNoWriMo-Day 16

If you’ve come this far in the challenge then my tip of the day is to reward yourself. It could be binge watching your favorite show once you’re done writing for the day. Or even enjoying some ice cream or in my case, today I’m indulging in chocolate, pear and ginger cake I made earlier today.  

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