Why Book Reviews Are the Key to Success

Why Book Reviews Are the Key to Success We always advise authors that when they write a book to get as many book reviews as possible. This is because our society has turned into one that relies on the opinions of others when making a decision, and what book to read is no different. The […]

What You Should and Shouldn’t Do When Leaving a Book Review

What You Should and Shouldn’t Do When Leaving a Book Review As with anything, there is etiquette involved in leaving a review of an author’s book. Too often, when typing a review behind a computer screen, people say things in a way that they would not say if they were face to face with the […]

Exercises for Character Writing

Building characters takes time, and we often learn things about them as we write. As writers work through scenes and ideas, it’s common that the characters on the page develop along with the story.  While this is a natural part of the drafting process, it can also make for clunky storytelling if “incomplete” characters are […]

YOUR WRITING PROCESS

What?  Writers have a process?  Well, the good ones do. Let’s get this out of the way right up front.  I have written two full-length novels and have started a third.  My style and process is known as being a “pantser” in the writing community.  This means I do not have an outline or pre-determined […]