Editing—Things To Look Out For, Part Two

This article was originally published in The Writer’s Everything, Issue #010. Finishing the first draft of your novel is an absolutely enormous accomplishment. If you’ve ever written the final paragraphs of your 100,000 word manuscript, bookending it all with “The End,” then you have the right to be proud. Maybe even let yourself feel a … More Editing—Things To Look Out For, Part Two

Editing—Things To Look Out For, Part One

This article was originally published in The Writer’s Everything, Issue #009. You’ve finally done it. You’ve put in the time, the effort, the blood, sweat, and tears. You’ve come out on the other side victorious, a first draft in your shaky grasp. Creating an entire novel is a substantial undertaking. No doubt by the time … More Editing—Things To Look Out For, Part One

The One-Week Author

This article was originally published in The Writer’s Everything, Issue #008. Books, magazines, pamphlets, scrolls, clay tablets; the written word is a distinctly human invention. With it, we can share our thoughts, feelings, desires, and emotions across time and space. We can transfer our knowledge and wisdom directly to our readers’ minds, achieving a level … More The One-Week Author

Tracing For Authors

This article was originally published in The Writer’s Everything, Issue #004. When it comes to writing, most people have their end goal firm in mind: sign book deals, get published, sell the rights to Hollywood, move into a mansion, live off the royalties. Ok, that may or may not be a little exaggerated, depending on … More Tracing For Authors

If So, Why? The Ultimate Character Development Guide

This article was originally published in The Writer’s Everything, Issue #003. If you’ve read either of the first two issues of this magazine, you may have noticed the section with the title: “Developing Your Character.” (If you haven’t, then welcome! I’m glad you’re here.) Each week, I include a question or three which I pull … More If So, Why? The Ultimate Character Development Guide