Take a look at the best-selling books in the genres that you write. What makes them different? The answer to that question is the reason why it's a best-seller. Each best-seller's list has different sales requirements. The Wall Street Journal requires 3,000-5,000 sales to be considered a best-seller. Amazon is only 1,100 copies in sales … Continue reading Dare to be Different
Most screenplays are built upon a three act structure, but this method can also be used to outline a novel. The three acts are the set up, the confrontation, and the resolution. The set up includes the exposition, the inciting incident, and the first major plot point. The confrontation includes the rising action, the midpoint … Continue reading The Three Act Structure
The key to writing memories is to make people feel like they are experiencing the memories through your writing. Writing memories requires a lot of attention to detail. In order for your readers to fully experience the memory the way the writer does, you have to incorporate all of their senses. They need to be … Continue reading Writing Memories
Characters are people. They have feelings and dreams. Developing characters that are complex can be difficult, but if you ask yourself if your characters meet all the humanistic checkpoint and can answer yes, then chances are you have a well-rounded character. What are the humanistic checkpoints for a character? I’m glad you asked. When creating … Continue reading What is a Character?
It can be difficult to start writing. Once you get started, it can be hard to stop. So how do we , as Writers, make the blank page a little less daunting? We can have creative juice for breakfast! To kick-start your creative juices first thing in the morning, you have to wake up your … Continue reading Creative Juice for Breakfast
Since I love writing and books, I am giving all of my fellow writers an early Valentine's Day Gift!
A new page has been added to my website for Writer's Resources! This will be an ever-growing list of links and books that I have found to be helpful in my writing process. Feel free to use the contact page to send me resources that help you throughout your writing journey as well! Also, if … Continue reading Writer’s Resources
Writers should always write what they're passionate about, but if you want to make sure the most people read what you write, you should write the genre most people are reading. The trends that have emerged in 2019, that foresee the top genres for this coming year, rely mainly on what the media will publicize … Continue reading Reader Trends for 2020
The best way to make sure you're writing gets done is to give yourself a deadline. Wanting to write a book, or get some other writing task done, is a great starting to point. Knowing why you want to write is a good internal motivator. The problem most writers have is a lack of external … Continue reading Deadlines
Writing a book can be a long process. Writers tend to rewrite their work until it's perfect enough to meet their standards, which don't actually exist. Being a Writer is a blessing and a curse and it can take some time before we're able to hold our published work in our hands. Selling over a … Continue reading Build Your Name as a Writer