The Great Show vs. Tell Debate (and how to tell which one you need)

The Great Show vs. Tell Debate (and how to tell which one you need)

There’s a specific reason I titled this post “Show vs. Tell” rather than the more common “Show, Don’t Tell.” Because not all telling is bad. Yep, the second sentence in and I’m already trying to confuse you. To show or to tell is the great debate of creative writing. Some absolutely think you should neverRead more about The Great Show vs. Tell Debate (and how to tell which one you need)[…]

How to Build an Author Website (so you can start marketing yourself right now)

How to Build an Author Website (so you can start marketing yourself right now)

As you may know, I decided nearly a year ago to self-publish my debut novel, The Elysian Prophecy. This sent me down a road of obsessive reading and library visits to learn how best to make a career out of self-publishing. And I started to notice a trend. A lot of writers who are nowRead more about How to Build an Author Website (so you can start marketing yourself right now)[…]

5 Tips for Young Writers Seeking Success (and how to start developing your writing)

5 Tips for Young Writers Seeking Success (and how to start developing your writing)

Since starting this website and my YouTube channel, I’ve realized that a large portion of my audience is under 18. (At least that’s the demographic where most of my interactions come from…so there’s probably a portion of my audience that’s underrepresented on that front. I digress!) This led to a realization that a young teenager’sRead more about 5 Tips for Young Writers Seeking Success (and how to start developing your writing)[…]

How To Divide Your Book Into Chapters (so the reader stays glued to the page!)

How To Divide Your Book Into Chapters (so the reader stays glued to the page!)

Recently, I’ve been surprised by the number of questions I’ve gotten pertaining to the structure of a chapter. I’ve already gone over how to write an awesome first chapter, but I had a few people (okay, maybe one) asking about how to break your novel down to the chapter level. Want to hear my beautifulRead more about How To Divide Your Book Into Chapters (so the reader stays glued to the page!)[…]

How to Edit Your Novel Like a Boss (And Stay Focused While You’re Doing It)

How to Edit Your Novel Like a Boss (And Stay Focused While You’re Doing It)

What do we want?! To be published! When do we want it?! Yesterday! How do we get it?! *crickets* So you’ve finished your first draft and you’re super duper excited. What now? How do you dive back in with the mindset of polishing this jumbled mess of words? First off, I think it’s important toRead more about How to Edit Your Novel Like a Boss (And Stay Focused While You’re Doing It)[…]