Freelance Writing Secrets: Pitch It To Win It

Do you wish you could build a freelance writing career or business? Perhaps you already own a freelance writing business, but the chaos of the past year has derailed it and you. Either way, read on to learn more about a major skill which can help you to build your business quickly. As a writing teacher, my aim for almost … Read more

Write A Series: 4 Reasons Writing A Series Is Easier

Did you know that in many ways it’s easier to write a series than it is to write a standalone novel? Novels in a series are more profitable too; they sell better. In a series, each novel promotes the others, so marketing is a snap. Want proof it makes sense to write a series? Check the catalogue of any bestselling … Read more

Plotting Fiction Essentials: A Quick Checklist

This week, we’re talking about plotting, because for many authors, plotting fiction is the hardest part of writing. This applies whether they’re writing novels, short fiction, or scripts. My theory is for that for authors who avoid plotting (pantsers), mechanical plotting is a disaster. Not only does it pull them out of a creative mind state, it may make it … Read more

Plotting Fiction: 3 Reasons To Plot Your Novel In An Hour

Do you dislike plotting fiction? Many authors do. No matter how many novels you’ve written, plotting can be an anxiety-inducing experience. Here’s the thing. To plot efficiently, whether you’re an outliner or a pantser, you need a process. Without a process, you’ll struggle. Chances are that you’ll: Get fed up, and will give up on the novel; Procrastinate: the novel … Read more