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)[…]

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 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)[…]