The Bigger Picture: Talking your game

Monday, October 16th, 2017


Are you playing nice when you talk to yourself? Here’s how to do it, when you talk out loud.

The Bigger Picture: Vision statement.

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017


There’s a Big Picture, your novel. And an even bigger one, your writing life. Creating your vision statement.

Rewriting: Slashing and Burning

Monday, October 2nd, 2017


Grab an ax, grab a match. Slashing and burning unnecessary words

Rewriting: Passive versus active verbs

Tuesday, September 26th, 2017


Power your rewrite with workhorses: Active verbs

Rewriting: Starting the rewrite.

Monday, September 18th, 2017


Rewriting? Tips on how to get started:

Rewriting: When to Start Rewriting

Monday, September 11th, 2017


When to rewrite…and when to just keep writing:

Writing: Words of Hope: Gold Stars and Dates

Tuesday, September 5th, 2017


No mistake, writing is suiting up for battle. Ways to stay strong:

Writing: Q and A: Stalled out and scared (on character)

Monday, August 28th, 2017


A character’s stopped speaking? Here’s how to win him back.

Writing: Q and A: Feeling stuck

Monday, August 21st, 2017


It probably happens to everybody but Stephen King. Getting unstuck:

Writing: Q and A: Can I just bounce a few story ideas off you?

Monday, August 14th, 2017


Bursting to share your great story ideas? Here’s when to press HALT: