Category Archives: Thoughts and Observations

Writing advice I’ve taken to heart and truly believe has improved my craft.

Book Contest!!!

Hello, all WordPress members. I’m having a drawing on July 1st for all #writers. I will draw 🔟 winners and purchase their awesome paperback book and leave a Goodreads/Amazon review of it. To enter just go to Twitter and drop … Continue reading

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Tips For Writing Flash Fiction.

So you want to get into writing flash fiction. If you’re used to writing novels or even short stories, there are some points to consider when penning the shortest form of fiction around. The video below is from the Flash … Continue reading

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Self-Publishing? Is BookBaby The Way To Go?

I’ve been looking for a self-publishing company and weighing my options. There are so many to choose from. Does anyone have any experience with a company that they would recommend? I found this testimonial about BookBaby online and have to … Continue reading

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Tips On Writing Realistic Death Scenes.

Are your death scenes over the top? Are they pulling the reader out of the reality you’ve created? A realistic death scene will convey emotion and carry the reader further into your story if written correctly. How do you write … Continue reading

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Crafting Unforgettable Characters.

If I ask you to name a few of your favorite characters which ones come to mind? Why are they so memorable? How did the author create such an amazing personality? If you want to endow your readers with memories … Continue reading

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How To Write Character Conflict.

Inner or real world conflict is absolutely necessary for your story to function on all its glorious cylinders. How do you add conflict to your character? The article below will give you some tips on how to supply conflict in … Continue reading

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How To Hide Your Villain In Plain Sight.

The best villains are sneaky, camouflaged, and unsuspecting. How do you craft those characteristics into your villain? The bad guy isn’t always noticeable. He/she can blend into any scene and never be noticed if you write them particularly well. The … Continue reading

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