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.

094: How to Increase Blog Traffic Overnight.

Using social media to its fullest potential

One question I see more often than not, how do I increase my blog traffic? This one question can either cause great amounts of stress represent a challenge worthy of acceptance

In today’s episode, we’re going to be talking about the power of using social media to build our blog traffic. Whether you’re running a personal blog, church, or local business there’s something we can all do to take our blog to the next level and gain some more traffic, and in today’s episode, I’m going to show you how.

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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.

093: MacGyver your To-Do Lists!

Accomplishing your dreams one day at a time.

Life is taxing. The more we do, the more we can easily forget what’s important. When it comes to writing, blogging and work, if you don’t have a solid to-do list you will start failing at everything you do.

In today’s episode, I want to dive into the much-needed to-do lists that we all hate putting together. But without this one vital piece of our professional life, we’ll never get anything accomplished.

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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.

091: Dominate your Email Inbox Using This Proven Method.

Take care of email the right way so you can focus on the right thing.

Do you look at the thousands of unread emails in your inbox and wonder if you’ll ever get to them? I can’t tell you how often someone asks me how I deal with 5 different email accounts. It’s easier than you think.

In today’s episode, I’m going to dive into 4 things I do daily to keep my email under control. If you follow these simple steps, your email will no longer control you, you’ll control it. I also have some exciting things I’ve been working while on hiatus and can’t wait to share them with you.

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A Quick 3-Step Guide to Creating an About Page

My secret recipe for looking professional as a blogger.

The biggest issue bloggers face is the dreaded about page! We know we need one, but the idea of writing about yourself makes you shutter with fear.

What is the first page you visit on a new website? My guess, it’s the about page. I find a lot of bloggers don’t put the time or attention into creating a proper it’s all about me page.

The Best is Yet to Come!

My 2017 Survey Results

Last week, I launched my annual reader survey. This survey is designed to help me create more relevant content for you. This blog is a relationship and the road goes both ways.

This is why I do this survey. I want to give you a voice in what I write and create. This year’s survey was not the success that I was hoping for. Maybe it was the timing and maybe people are tired of taking surveys.