Can we all agree that launching a book can
be…a bit terrifying?
released six with co-author Becca Puglisi and we’re about to launch book seven.
Those figurative butterflies? Yeah, they never go away. But guess what--this is
actually a good thing!… Read the post
Life can be painful, especially for our characters. In fact, the fallout of an emotionally wounding event such as a car accident, failing to save someone’s life, infertility, or being sent away as a child can derail their life for years (or even decades!) if left unresolved.… Read the post
Put your character up a tree and then throw rocks at him.
This iconic advice is something every writer hears at some point and keeping it at the forefront of our minds when writing is one of the wisest things we can do.… Read the post
Taking the time to choose the right setting for each scene is one of the best ways to ensure our writing has impact. Why? Because the setting touches everything. It can characterize the story’s cast, evoke mood, generate conflict, shape the plot, and even use symbols and emotional triggers to show readers what the protagonist fears, yearns for, and needs most of all.… Read the post
Stories should be a true experience for readers. Like a gourmet meal, we want there to be more to them than just what is seen on the surface. This depth can be added a number of ways—through subplots, character arc, subtext, theme, and symbolism.… Read the post