writing full-time

Writing Full-Time Takes a Work/Life Balance

To enable myself to write full time, my work/life balance can’t be too loose or too strict. It’s critical to feed the passion and provide for myself and find the perfect levels for each.
little stories

Find The Little Stories In Your Complex Topic

You can tackle broad and complex topics by focusing on the little stories within, finding the right entry point, and writing outward from there.
target readers

Is What You Have to Say What People Want to Hear? Find Your Target...

If you think your book doesn't have competition, reevaluate the potential size of your market opportunity. But more than that, make sure your book offers value from the perspective of your target readers.
picture books

Picture Books Can Be More Than Meet The Eye

Whether you’re inspired to explore history or science, complex feelings or scary weather, your children’s picture book can share a powerful message.
great villain

What Makes A Great Villain?

A great villain can engage an audience, energize a book, and provide a satisfying source of conflict — but the devil is definitely in the details.
best time to write

When Is The Right Time To Write?

Whether you’re most creative at dawn or midnight, paying attention to how you write at different times of the day can help you discover the best time to write for you.
narrative structure

Narrative Structure — Why It’s Important

Formulaic stories are never what you're setting out to create, but understanding narrative structure and the three-act construct are foundational to telling a satisfying story.

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