Failing is a harsh word and failure in general is something that most people fear. And yet, failure happens to everyone in some shape or form. You might find that there is actually power in failure. Perhaps we need to rethink our relationship with failure and look at it for what it really is…an opportunity to reevaluate and change Read More
Get Out of the Writing Rut
We do so many things habitually. If your daily habit is going for a brisk walk or some other form of exercise, that’s a positive. But, if your daily writing has gotten stale and yet you still go about it in the same manner, that’s not so good. Here are a few writing prompts for how to get out of the writing rut. Try Something Different. Perhaps Read More
What Makes You Happy?
What makes you happy? Is it something simple like when someone else makes dinner? Is it a reciprocated act when you share a laugh with a friend? Or, is happiness out of your grasp? While working with writers over the years, I've learned that they often start sentences, "I'll be happy when..." The end of those sentences is enough to make even the most Read More
25 Ways to Write an Awesome Novel
K.M. Weiland is an author friend who writes historical and speculative fiction as well as helps to mentor other authors. One of her posts, "Top 25 Ways to Write an Awesome Novel," is so awesome in itself that I had to share. So with her permission, I'm re-posting the information here. Make sure to give a shout out to @KMWeiland over at Twitter to say thanks Read More