The Art of Procrastination

What are the biggest time consumers for you? My workspace is a mess, so it’s definitely not workspace rearrangement for me! I think my top two are waiting for inspiration and utilizing social media. I run several websites, social media accounts or pages, and pages begging for tips. Once a book is ready, I will…

Tips From Picture Books: Building Tension

Set rules and break them, but before you do, have your reader on the edge of their seat, knowing the rules will be broken and waiting to see the fallout when it happens.

Energy well spent? The 20/80 rule for Writers

We all only have a finite amount of energy each day. The way we spend it determines how successful we are.   Massive effort = Massive results, right? Not necessarily. If I want to write a book, I have to use my energy writing.  If I want to learn how to publish, how to market,…

Making Outlining Work for Pantsers

If you are a Pantser, meaning you write new things by the seat of your pants, having an outline won’t always work. You may feel after writing one that once you know where the story is going it has lost its spark. Writing becomes dull and scripted. Writing for each step ends up arduous. Yet…