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March 23, 2018

Do you ever have AMAZING ideas for a story that you just don’t think you can accomplish on your own? Ever come across someone with whom you can bounce ideas back and forth like pro tennis players?

Here’s a thought for you: Collab! It may be the answer to your problems a...

March 7, 2018

Sonya? Sonya Ipsen? Oh yes, we spent time together, but that was more than six years ago when we were all living in SoHo, struggling. Fortunately for Sonya, Marcus Lyttle discovered her, but that was only after she'd shifted mediums. When I knew her, she was still doin...

February 17, 2018

I read through an article the other day, one by the Huffington Post entitled “What Acclaimed Authors Love About Writing” and it was really inspiring and heart-warming, which made me want to share it with all of you, in celebration of Valentine’s Day! What better way to...

January 26, 2018

Are you a lover of poetry? Reading it can calm you, anger you, make you fall in love. If you've ever desired the talent for writing poetry, I have a few tools that you can try. Everyone has their own style of writing of course, but hopefully some of these points may pe...

January 18, 2018

I’m going to get right to it. If you haven’t submitted your work to a literary magazine, you should. Here’s why:

1. You’re More Likely to Get Published

Basically, the more impressive your writing resume is, the better chance you have of getting noticed and getting publis...

January 12, 2018

“Words are pale shadows of forgotten names. As names have power, words have power. Words can light fires in the minds of men. Words can wring tears from the hardest hearts.”

-Patrick Rothfuss, Name of the Wind

This quote took the words right out of my mouth. Words are p...

January 4, 2018

It’s a new year, which means starting or restarting those New Year Resolutions. Remember that goal you had last year to finish your novel? Or the goal you had to simply writing for half an hour a day? How did that go? If you successfully completed your goals then congr...

December 29, 2017

There are the obvious cliches, such as: “my heart was pounding in my chest”, or, “my breath caught in my throat”. There are dozens more that I’m sure you’re familiar with.

Per dictionary.com, the first definition of cliche is: “a trite, stereotyped expression; a sentenc...

December 23, 2017

I’m stuck in the middle of my story. I have no idea where to go with it. My courageous yet timid main character has entered a world a thousand times more fantastical than her own, she gotten a taste of what the antagonist is capable of, she’s connected with those she w...

December 15, 2017

The gunshot is very loud in my ears. My stomach feels like there might be a hole in it. Ouch. I have been shot and the blood keeps pouring out and it hurts deep inside and I might be dying—

STOP RIGHT THERE.

That was horrible, right? Sorry to put you through that. How do...

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