NaNoWriMo Day 17: How Do You Define Success?

Everyone wants success, am I right? It can mean different things to different people, but at the end of the day, we all want to be successful. For the dogs in this picture, it means making it to a given location they were trained for before anyone else and making their master happy. For those […]

NaNoWriMo Day 16: Believe in Yourself

The NaNoWriMo journey is not one everyone in your life will understand. Well meaning friends and family will deter you even if they don’t realize that’s what they’re doing. They may not believe in you. However, their belief in you isn’t what helps you finish this race. believe in yourself first The main ingredient to […]

NaNoWriMo Motivation – Day 11

Day 11: There’s something magical about writing and being able to say you want to be a writer. But there’s a reason why many talk about it, but not everyone does it. The old adage, “if it were easy, everyone would do it” certainly applies here. Writing is not easy. It’s a solitary venture, with […]

NaNoWriMo Motivation – Day 7

Day 7: Today’s quote isn’t from a writer, but from one of the forefathers in business and entrepreneurship. Someone who knows how to keep going when things start to fray at the edges. Henry Ford knew what it took to fall down, lag behind, but pick himself up and keep moving. That kind of perseverance […]

Hello Visitors! Thanks for Stopping By!

Hi guys! I hope you’ve enjoyed the posts I’ve written so far. I truly love writing and working with other writers on the craft, indie publishing, and book marketing. Other than my family, it is one of the few things in life I can talk about endlessly. Writing is a lifelong passion of mine and […]

The Four Types of Character Arcs

An arc gives a character dimension and texture. Here are four types to bring your character to life. What is a character arc and why is it important? Think about yourself. You aren’t the same person you’ve always been in every way. At some point, you were one person then experienced something (went to college, […]

WRITERS: What If Your Character’s Arc Doesn’t Follow the Hero’s Journey?

Keeping in the spirit of character development, let’s talk character arcs. What is a character arc and why is it important? An arc gives a character dimension and texture. It makes them real. Think about yourself. You aren’t the same person you’ve always been in every way. At some point, you were one person then […]

WRITERS: Do You Know Your Character’s Fatal Flaw?

A few weeks ago I was working with my group of trusted betas on my current WIP. I was getting great feedback, which was a relief. Then one of them asked me, “What is the male protagonist’s fatal flaw?” After a pause, I was able to launch into what I believed it to be. But […]