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10 Useful Resources for Writers

When you're a writer, the Internet is your best friend and the bane of your existence. It can either swallow your time with social media, funny comics, and news or it can help you research, learn, and grow more than you thought possible. It's all about how you spend your time online. Let's be brutally honest for a second. Getting distracted by the Internet is probably more likely. It's just so easy. But, when you know where to go, it's a resource like no other. I've compiled my 10 favorite resources [...]

By | May 23rd, 2016|Blog, Content, Creative, Writing|2 Comments

World Building 101

There's nothing more fun than world building when writing a story. To be able to create a new world that no one has ever seen or entered before is beyond exciting. There are countless elements that go into world building—some of them easy and some of them difficult. It's when all those elements and pieces come together that you finally have a viable world. So where should you start when world building? Genre Let's be honest, the genre of your story is going to greatly affect your world building. If [...]

By | August 17th, 2015|Blog, Creative, Writing|0 Comments

Writing a Novel Outline

I love to come up with novel ideas. Completing a novel, on the other hand, tends to be far more difficult. What always trips me up is the lack of a novel outline. I have a great idea, I think I know where I'm taking it, and then I get lost. In the past, it's been an endlessly frustrating cycle that goes something like this: I have this great idea for a new story. YAY! Let's get started right away. Okay, chapter 1. Wow, I'm impressed by how well this [...]

By | July 27th, 2015|Blog, Creative, Writing|0 Comments

7 Tips to Work with a Ghostwriter

The past few months have been an incredible learning experience. I've dived into freelance writing with both feet and immersed myself in a world unlike any I've ever known. The great news is that I'm not alone. There are an incredible amount of freelance writers making a living in the field. It means fierce competition, but it also means other writers can understand my struggle. Ghostwriting has been unexpectedly difficult. It's what I want to do and I'm skilled at ghostwriting, but to be honest, I've discovered that many individuals and [...]

By | July 10th, 2015|Blog, Content, Creative, Digital Marketing, Freelance, Writing|2 Comments

How To Write a Story: Discover Your Voice

I love talking about voice. Voice is one of those things that makes the most difference in your story. The right voice can make your story memorable for all the wrong or all the right reasons. When thinking about how you can discover your voice, there are a few different aspects to think about. Personal Style How you write, speak, and think will have the biggest impact on your voice. You have to know and understand your personal style before you can ever be a successful storyteller. Why? Your style will [...]

By | July 6th, 2015|Blog, Content, Creative, Writing|0 Comments

How To Write a Story: Finding Your Story

In my blog How To Write a Story: An Overview I briefly and generically covered the difficulty of finding a story you can and should write. Since this is one of the areas where writers struggle the most, the following blog breaks it down further. Discovering Your Story Type The first step to finding your story is discovering the type of story you want to tell; this is a multifaceted process. The type of story you decide to write will inform the length, content, research, and style. There are endless types of stories, [...]

By | July 1st, 2015|Blog, Content, Creative, Writing|1 Comment

How To Write a Story: An Overview

Have  you ever wondered about how to write a story? There's nothing better than sitting down at your computer, opening a blank Word document, and staring at your screen for the next ten hours. It's a simple life to be sure, but one that many writers know all too well. My computer and I often get into staring matches. Unfortunately, I lose more often than I would like, but I swear, one day my screen WILL blink first. I digress. So you want to know how to write a story? [...]

By | June 29th, 2015|Blog, Content, Creative, Short Story, Writing|0 Comments

Writing Inspiration: New York City

Discovering writing inspiration is not easy. Most days I stare at my computer hoping that something comes to mind and BAM! I'm filled with writing ideas. That's rarely the case and yet that's typically how most of us write. We expect writing inspiration to appear out of thin air, envelop us in its glory, and take us on an amazing imagination-filled ride. Certainly, that can happen, but nine times out of ten, I've found that I have to actively search for writing inspiration. Thankfully, I just had a unique opportunity. This [...]

By | June 22nd, 2015|Blog, Content, Creative, Writing|0 Comments

JukePop Serials: Summer Writing Project

This summer I've decided to do something a little different and a little special. Starting last week, my novella, Shadow Between, can be found online on JukePop right here! So far, only chapter one is available to read, but that's what is so exciting. This will be a serial novella, meaning that every few weeks, I'll upload a new chapter for your reading pleasure. You'll get the opportunity to read my story as it's created. That means you can let me know what you think as you read, make requests for what you [...]

By | June 15th, 2015|Blog, Creative, Personal, Short Story, Writing|0 Comments

10 Reasons To Be a Writer

There are many reasons to be a writer. In fact, it's far more difficult to come up with reasons why not to be a writer than why you should be a writer. The list below hits the high points. 1. You look hip   Enjoy it while it lasts. It's popular to be a nerd. Writers rejoice. Embrace your hip, introverted, emo self and write like there's no tomorrow.   2. You get to read.   Writers get the opportunity to read more often. In fact, writers are expected to [...]

By | June 3rd, 2015|Blog, Content, Creative, Writing|0 Comments