Bouncing Back From Setbacks

Back in February I had surgery. The plan was to take the required week off to recover, but I didn't schedule any additional client work for the remainder of the month out of concern that there would be complications (you never know with exploratory surgery), and I didn't want to…

Representing Bisexuality in Fiction

September 19-26 is Bisexual Pride Week or #BiWeek 2016 Disclaimer: This post might seem to come out of left field, but it is both relevant and important to anyone who writes fiction, or aspires to write fiction. It's also relevant and important to anyone who happens to identify as bi or…

10 Reasons to Rethink A Traditional Publisher

So you've written a book, fantastic! The good news is that a great deal of the hard work is already done. The bad news? There's still plenty left to go! If you're like most aspiring authors, you've spent a great deal of the last few months, maybe even years, imagining…

Beating Writer’s Block: Talk About It

I've been doing a few videos recently regarding how to kick writer's block and get your creativity in gear to make this a year of productivity for you. The way I'm suggesting you beat writer's block today is talking about it. I personally thrive on having some alone time to…

Beating Writer’s Block: Forget About It

I've been doing a few videos recently regarding how to kick writer's block and get your creativity in gear to make this a year of productivity for you. The way I'm suggesting you beat writer's block today is changing your environment. Hear me out on this one, I'm not advocating…

Beating Writer’s Block: Kick Complete Sentences

I've been doing a few videos recently regarding how to kick writer's block and get your creativity in gear to make this a year of productivity for you. The way I'm suggesting you beat writer's block today is to kick complete sentences. Let's be honest, an issue that is ALWAYS…

Beating Writer’s Block: On Changing It Up!

An issue that is ALWAYS floating around writing groups is how to defeat writer's block. As long as there are writers, there will always be reasons for writers to struggle with actually doing the work. That's one thing that many writers forget when talking about issues which keep them from writing. There…

Amazing Graphic Resources You Need to Try

As you know, I'm a wordsmith by trade. I'm not the most image-oriented person, even though I recognize that my blog will need pictures to succeed. In fact, I've written posts about other graphic resources in the past, though they focused mainly on the stock photo side of things. My article…