How to Keep Writing When the Chips are Down

How to Keep Writing When the Chips are Down

Writers need to write every day, but working moms know by EOD, it’s hard to kick extra ass. Here’s how I kept my pen moving when the chips were stacked against me.

How Liminal Thinking Makes You a Better, More Successful Writer

How Liminal Thinking Makes You a Better, More Successful Writer

Liminal thinking allows you to create change by changing how you think. Apply the tenets of liminal thinking to be a better, more successful writer.

Common Writer Scams & How to Avoid Them

Common Writer Scams & How to Avoid Them

Scammers target freelance writers, editors, & authors. This article describes common scams, how to avoid them, & how to become a real writer, editor, or author.

Lessons Learned from the Romance Author Plagiarism & Ghostwriter Scandal (AKA #copypastecrislist)

Lessons Learned from the Romance Author Plagiarism & Ghostwriter Scandal (AKA #copypastecrislist)

A woman was caught plagiarizing multiple romance authors. This article reviews avoiding plagiarism & using ghostwriters, so you can have a happily-ever-after.

Amazon’s Influence on Authors & the Publishing Industry

Amazon’s Influence on Authors & the Publishing Industry

Amazon has a substantial hold over the traditional & indie publishing industries. This article reviews their impact & how authors can keep control over their careers.

5 Great Copyediting Programs for Mac Users

5 Great Copyediting Programs for Mac Users

Copyediting programs help editors (and writers) work smarter, not harder. These are the best five programs that I’ve found (and used) for editors who are also Mac users.

What It Means to be a Writer

What It Means to be a Writer

For those who love writing, being a writer is a wonderful and rewarding career, but what is a writer? Are all writers authors? How hard is it to be a professional, full-time writer? This article answers those (and other) questions.

Get the Throat-Clearing Out of Your Writing

Get the Throat-Clearing Out of Your Writing

Throat-clearing can be useful in early drafts but should be eliminated because it conveys lack of confidence in your storytelling skills.

How Internal Conflict Drives Stories

How Internal Conflict Drives Stories

Internal conflict is the force that motivates a character’s actions. Read on to understand how to identify and to use internal conflict to write better stories.

Why You Still Need a Clear Protagonist with Multiple Narrators

Why You Still Need a Clear Protagonist with Multiple Narrators

When used properly, multiple narrators are very effective in storytelling; however, it is still important that authors know whose story they’re telling (i.e., have a clear protagonist).