Write A Series: 3 Fiction Writing Tips To Get Inspired

Recently, a writing student asked me for tips on how to write a series. “How do I create a character who’ll be popular with readers?” She asked. That’s an excellent question. You want to create a character readers will enjoy, but you need to enjoy him too. Otherwise you could end up like Sir Arthur Conan Doyle who got tired … Read more

Easy Outlining: Presentation Apps Create Storyboards And Outlines

If you’re looking for easy outlining tools, you may be aware of apps like Trello. But have you considered using presentation tools? They create excellent outlines for your projects. Moreover, they’re easy to use; many apps offer free versions. Apps like Google Slides and Visme are free. You may already own a presentation app: Keynote is available on Macs, and … Read more

Self-Publishing Fiction: The Posts You Found Most Useful In 2020

This year, the most-read posts were about self-publishing fiction and writing (how to write.) Unsurprisingly, I’ll publish more of the same in 2021. A couple of my writing students asked: “can you still make money self-publishing fiction?” Is self-publishing fiction still viable in 2021? People love entertainment, so yes, self-publishing fiction is still viable going forward. That said, if you’re … Read more

Fiction Author? Black Friday Specials Available Now

If you’re a fiction author, you know that fiction can be challenging. This year’s Black Friday special offerings will make writing and publishing fiction easier. Here they are: Your Short Fiction Formula; and Commercial Fiction Secrets: Plot Your Novel In 60 Minutes Or Less. Are you a fiction author? Make writing and publishing (and marketing) easier 2020 has challenged everyone. … Read more

Plotting A Novel: Plotting And More For NaNoWriMo Authors

It’s almost NaNoWriMo time. I’ve received some questions about plotting a novel and whether I’d consider an offering for our plotting program. Does plotting make you nervous? Plotting can be a challenge if you dislike the process. Plotting a novel when you dislike plotting These days I love plotting, but that wasn’t always the case. I dreaded it for years; … Read more