Software can inspire and empower its users. Scrivener did both for me and I’m excited to see what this software can do as I head to completion of my novel.

Read more

A self-edit should have you cutting what doesn't add to your written work. Strive for simple, effective construction of phrases to achieve a better final product.

Read more

A well-constructed story has the right blend of facts and narrative. This post turns this concept into a sweet and colorful metaphor.

Read more

Being a writer, rather than someone who dreams of being a writer, is a challenge. Insecurity can be the twin of creativity — give yourself permission to just get started.

Read more

There are many ways to take a critical pass at your writing to tighten up your narrative and make it more enjoyable for your reader. Asking yourself "Why do I need this in my story?" from a macro to micro level, is one approach.

Read more

Writing snippets are practical, creative exercises that let you work on specific elements of your writing and explore styles outside your comfort zone.

Read more