10 Exercises You Need to Master Your Writing.

Drop the muse and get to work!

The craft of writing is a lot of hard work. Yes, those easy moments happen when the Muse shows up. But the line that separates good writers from hacks, is the line between writing and rewriting.

A good craftsman is good at working on every page, sentence, and syllable. He doesn’t just stop at the first draft, he works and reworks his material until he’s satisfied, then it’s off to the editor.

098: How to start your blog the right way.

4 Questions to answer before you begin.

Blogging is a fun way to communicate with the world what God has placed on your heart. But I’ve talked to so many people who look at this world of blogging and give up before they even begin.

how to blog

In today’s episode, I’m going to walk you through how to determine what your blog should be about and who you should be writing for. I”m also going to give you my secret sauce to creating a purpose statement for your blog so you can market the right way.

A Step-by-Step Guide To Setting Up Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing.

Write, Sell, and Publish Your Next Ebook Today!

You desire to publish your book. You’ve finally written it and now ready to share that book with the world. But, how do you publish an ebook to Amazon Kindle?

Amazon Kindle Publishing with KDP

Remember that dream of having a book you’re proud to show Mom? Remember those sleepless nights when characters were yelling at you to write the next chapter in their adventure? That’s the joy of writing. But when it comes to publishing, people give up and put the book away.

Use a Story Board to Plot Your Next Novel.

I’M TRYING IT FOR MY NEXT BOOK.

Are you a pantser or a plotter? Do you like writing on a whim or do you like to plan every little detail? What if I say you can have your cake and eat it too?

Woman writing her next story book

I can’t tell you how many writer’s seminars, meetings, or online courses I’ve taken, all have one thing in common, they suggest using an outline. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a huge fan of outlining your work. In fact, if you don’t take the time to outline in some fashion, your writing will not be succinct.

3 ways to hack the brain and engage your reader.

Story Secrets Finally Exposed!

Why is it that some poorly written novels sell really well and well-written novels don’t sell at all? Great writing takes time but crafting a story your readers will finish, takes longer.

The goal of selling a novel is to keep the reader interested in reading and loving the book from beginning to end.

3 Facts You Need to Know to Write.

Build A Passionate Story You Can Be Proud Of.

When you think about your book, what goes through your mind? Knowing what to write and sitting down to write it are two different things. But, having the right mindset will help you accomplish what your book is about.

Write your book with passion

I began writing my book, Divine Providence, in 2008. In reality, it was to be a single page story. I was going to print it on old-time style paper, burn the edges and frame it for my family.

092: 3 Events Every Writer Must Attend to Succeed.

Taking your writing to the next level.

When I sit down to write, it’s as if the world disappears and a new world emerges. Writers often feel they can write alone and don’t need any help. Oh, how wrong we are.

Episode 92 Events Writers Attend

In this week’s episode, I want to talk about writers groups, seminars, and online writer’s courses. These three events are a must for the budding writer. What’s the purpose, why should you attend and what it can do for your writing?

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Why I don’t Capitalize Deity Pronouns!

Tightening up your writing to the Chicago Manual of Style.

It seems like a strange thing to say; I don’t capitalize pronouns referring to God’s deity. The instructor hands back your paper and asks you to make lower-case all pronouns, what do you do? This is something writers have struggled with for years. So, is it right to capitalize pronouns referencing God?

This topic is one that causes some to cringe but others praise. I often stumble as a writer in which direction do I write. In my blog, I’ve gone back and forth on this issue. I have since come to the realization it is improper to capitalize pronouns.

Take Your Outlining to the Next Level With these 3 ideas!

How to write better today!

Writing a book is a very satisfying accomplishment, but also a time-consuming ordeal. How do you get your book written in a timely manner? Should you outline or simply fly by the seat of your pants?

This past weekend I finished writing the first draft to a children’s book and started my next novel. I didn’t do a whole lot on this blog, simply because I am working toward getting some books out of me and onto paper. But one thing I’ve been asked is, “How do you keep your book organized and written in such a short time?

7 Fast Fix It Solutions for Writer’s Block

Use these templates to spark your next blog post.

Blogging is hard work. You put in the time, you write good content, but there are those days when you stare at a blinking cursor. How often do you suffer from writer’s block?

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Think about the hours you spend on your writing. Now, multiply that by the hours you scratch your head on what to write for Monday’s blog post.