New Release! Writing the Heart of Your Story: The Secret to Crafting an Unforgettable Novel. Now you can have the entire year’s course featured on Live Write Thrive, plus more, as an ebook on Kindle, Nook, or other formats, as well as a print book!
Now out in print and ebook! Say What? The Fiction Writer’s Handy Guide to Grammar, Punctuation, and Word Usage. Grammar was never this fun in school!
The compilation of three years of posts from Say What? on Live Write Thrive PLUS dozens of helpful tips just for fiction writers.
FREE articles I’ve written for writers:
first page checklist for Novels
Some of the posts I’ve written as a guest blogger:
The Burden of Your Novel’s Opening Scene ~ on Storyfix
How to Write Well – 10 Essential Self-Editing Tips ~ on Write to Done
Writing: The Grammar Principle ~ on ALLI self-publishing advice blog
Ask Questions to Find Your Story ~ on Writers Helping Writers
3 Grammar Gremlins That Sometimes Sneak into Our Writing ~ on Grammarly
6 Quick Tricks to Help You Tighten Up Your Writing ~ on The Positive Writer
Genre vs. Author Platform: Which Matters More ~ on The Book Designer
Quick Tricks to Trimming the Fat from Your Writing ~ on Grammerly Blog
How to Tap into Your Passion Every Time You Write ~ on Write to Done
The Secret to “Show, Don’t Tell” ~ on Wordplay, K. M. Weiland’s blog
5 Key Questions to Ask as You Write Your Novel ~ on Write to Done
Getting Perspective in Your Writing Journey ~ in Writer’s Digest Magazine (Chuck Sambuchino’s blog)
Manuscript Critiques–A Help or a Hindrance? ~ on The Book Designer (Joel Friedlander)
Writing the Heart of Your Story ~ On The Creative Penn
The Right Copyeditor for an Independent Author ~ On The Alliance of Independent Authors Advice Blog
3 Questions You Must Ask Your Characters ~ On Larry Brooks’s Blog Storyfix
The Plot Thickens ~ On The Bookshelf Muse
4 Ways to Find the Right Freelance Editor ~ On Jane Friedman
The Mystery of Success ~ On Mystery Writing is Murder (Elizabeth Craig)
How to Use Layers to Enhance Your Plot ~ On The Write Practice
Writing for Life: 5 Practical Goals for Writers ~ On The Creative Penn
The Blessing of Discouragement ~ On Pen and Prosper
One Dose of Optimism Coming Up ~ On Novelists at Work
One Dish of Critique–But Hold the Criticism ~ On Wordplay–Helping Writers Become Authors (K. M. Weiland)
Does It Really Pay to Get Your Manuscript Critiqued? ~ On Morgen Bailey’s Writing Blog
Uncovering the Unseen in Scenes ~ On Christian Authors Network (CAN)
Honing Your Writing Skills ~ On Christian Authors Network (CAN)
Is Christian Fiction Effective? ~ On Nikole Hahn’s Journal
Other people’s FREE articles (here with permission):
How to Write a Great Synopsis by Jeff Gerke, publisher of Marcher Lord Press
Great books for writers!
My favorite book on the writing craft by my favorite mystery author!
Jim Bell’s books on Writing Craft are the best. Highly recommended here!
Angela Ackerman, with The Bookshelf Muse, has released her great Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Character Expression!
Noah Lukeman goes in depth on opening scenes in The First Five Pages–a great book: