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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

Listening to Your Freelance Clients

It's amazing how reality and your perceptions rarely line up. No matter if you did all your research beforehand, when you're actually in the middle of the situation, it's an entirely different story. What's worse, your head can understand, but your heart may refuse to listen. And so when you finally arrive at your destination, instead of excitement, you're left with a sick stomach and wondering if you made the wrong decision. I've arrived, and I have a stomach ache. I find this especially ironic considering that, according to the Huffington Post, [...]

By | June 8th, 2015|Blog, Freelance, 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

Which Style Guide Is Right for You?

There are a multitude of different grammar and writing style guides available on the market. Each guide is appropriate to use, and you can't go wrong as long as you choose a specific style guide and stick to it. However, I won't deny that this process can be frustrating. It's part of the English language. If you can write "that that" in a sentence then you have to accept that there are multiple correct ways to write the same sentence. The following blog will hopefully grant you a little bit of [...]

By | June 1st, 2015|Blog, Content, Digital Marketing, Writing|0 Comments

Novella Sneak Peek: Shadow Riddle

I've been working on a novella the last few weeks. One day, I was just sitting at my computer and the premise jumped into my head. I loved the idea, it sounded fun, and so it began. The following are in rough draft format so please excuse any errors. Premise The Between Lands lie in small pockets between the human realm. Here, magic thrives and every fairytale, myth, and deity lives as a part of the Fae races. When these two worlds collide chaos is inevitable, which is why the inhabitants of the [...]

By | May 28th, 2015|Blog, Creative, Short Story, Writing|0 Comments