How to Choose a Pen Name (and 5 reasons to consider using one)

How to Choose a Pen Name (and 5 reasons to consider using one)

Pen name. Pseudonym. Nom de plume. There are many reasons why you, as a writer, may consider using a pen name, but it’s a big decision to make. As always, check out my YouTube channel if you’re a video addict like myself 🙂 Creating an alternate identity can require a lot of work. It’s recommendedRead more about How to Choose a Pen Name (and 5 reasons to consider using one)[…]

How to Handle Criticism on Your Writing

How to Handle Criticism on Your Writing

Last week I opened up submissions for beta readers for my debut novel The Elysian Prophecy (if you’re interested and haven’t signed up, do that here). Although I’ve utilized beta readers before, it’s scary putting your work out there for someone to analyze. If you’re entering the beta reading process, or you’ve received some solicitedRead more about How to Handle Criticism on Your Writing[…]

16 Types of Characters to Use in Your Novel (and a test to help you character build)

16 Types of Characters to Use in Your Novel (and a test to help you character build)

I’m sure all of you have heard of the Myers-Briggs test. Some of you may already be using this test to really figure out who your characters are. Others have probably heard of this but haven’t applied it to their writing. I’m here to tell you that you should, especially if you’re having trouble gettingRead more about 16 Types of Characters to Use in Your Novel (and a test to help you character build)[…]

How to Strengthen Your Novel’s Plot (and why I think you should take a second look at it)

How to Strengthen Your Novel’s Plot (and why I think you should take a second look at it)

I’ve talked an awful lot about goals lately. I’m actually in the process of completed one of my larger quarterly goals: buying a house! But I’m dragging you to the computer today to talk about a different kind of goal – the kind that relates to plots. There’s no doubt that an odd cloud ofRead more about How to Strengthen Your Novel’s Plot (and why I think you should take a second look at it)[…]

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)[…]