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Plotting a Novel: 11 Fail-Proof Methods

Looking for proven methods for plotting a novel? It can be a struggle to create a captivating plot. Even when a story starts out with a great premise, sometimes we lose interest during the writing process, or a story becomes less exciting along the way. In these...

Writing Advice You Should Just Ignore

Writing advice abounds on the internet. But as with all things online, you can't believe everything you read. When looking for writing advice, I strongly recommend taking every piece of advice with a grain of salt. Your writing will differ from everyone else's in the...

Write 2,000 Words a Day for NaNoWriMo

Want to write 2,000 words a day? I have good news: it's not impossible, even if you're a beginner. Camp NaNoWriMo is just around the corner, and many writers are gearing up for this year's first bout of writing insanity. Whether you're just joining the April NaNoWriMo...

Behind the Scenes: Green Lady Photoshoot

When it came time to create the book cover for Green Lady, I knew exactly what I wanted on the cover. A young girl, who's just discovered forest magic, peering through the forest, her eyes glimmering with discovery. This was the image I pictured every time I thought...

5 Life-Changing Writing Apps for Authors

Writing apps can be a lifesaver for authors. Especially if you're like me, and you sometimes need a little push to avoid all the distractions that can keep you from writing, some of these writing apps really help. For the record, this is not a sponsored post. No one...

How to Find Time to Write in Your Busy Life

Life is busy. It’s easy to get stumped on how to find time to write in the face of everything else that you have to do. Especially if you work full-time (or if you're a parent!), setting aside that precious time to focus on your writing can become a real challenge....

10 Best Places to Write Your Next Great Novel

Any author will tell you that when it comes to finding the best places to write, it's helpful to know which places help you reach your full writing potential. The best writing places can help to inspire you and to bring out your best work. This is true whether you are...

Inside Look at the Story Development of GREEN LADY

“Mom just had to move us to the desert,” Jennifer thought. The lack of trees was unnerving. Instead of staring out the window, she looked down at her green Composition notebook, the cover of which was decorated with frogs and lily pads. Frogs had frequented her backyard in Georgia, swarming around the swimming pool, their croaks an evening chorus she’d never forget. Suddenly, her trees of Georgia didn’t seem so far away. She was transported back to the woods, immersed in a magical forest of her own imagination.