• Medium,  Writing

    How to Find Your Voice

    We all fall in love with the voice of our favorite authors, but how do you find your own? What is it that separates good writers from mediocre ones? How does one make themself stand out in the midst of…

  • Book Planning,  Writing

    The Art of the Synopsis

    Planning that even a pantser can use. So you’re writing a book. Or planning to write a book. Or you have an idea for a book to write one day, that for now sits in the back of your mind,…

  • Medium,  Writing

    Writing Good Villians

    It might seem like an oxymoron, but even villains need to be good characters. So you’re writing a story. It might be a novel or it might be a short story. It could be fantasy or thriller. Maybe a mystery…

  • Creative Nonfiction,  Medium

    Winding

    A memory in vivid color. Every morning we’d drive the same route to school. A right turn, past the Baker’s Springs sign and on to Duplex Road. The road was so narrow two cars could barely pass by without brushing…

  • Book Planning,  Medium,  Writing

    Why I Don’t Like NaNoWriMo

    Don’t come after me, it just doesn’t work for everyone. If you’re like me, you probably start hearing buzz from your writing community about National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) every year starting in September and October. I have countless friends…

  • Medium,  Poetry

    So You Want to Be a Poet

    You can do it! But maybe do these things first… So you want to be a poet. You have decided that you’re going to become the next great Instagram poet and land a lucrative book deal. You want to bring…