Top 5 authors who’ve inspired me: And A giveaway!

Throughout this often painstakingly slow journey toward publication, there are several authors who’ve inspired me at different phases in my journey. Some of them know this already; there are others who’ve no idea that I’m about to shower them with compliments in a minute. First, I want to make clear, in the last five years … More Top 5 authors who’ve inspired me: And A giveaway!

What makes a great story? SECRETS

What makes a great story? Plot. What drives plot forward, besides a strong, identifiable goal? SECRETS When a character keeps a secret on purpose, it creates conflict, misunderstandings, and high stakes. Characters can keep massive secrets, or simple, little secrets they think are insignificant (Hint: a character’s secret should be significant to SOMEONE in the … More What makes a great story? SECRETS

5 reasons why you should enter a writing contest

Writer contests can be an invaluable learning tool for writers and there are a slew of benefits to you, the aspiring writer. (or published author) Here are my top 5 reasons why you should enter a writing contest. Of course, there are plenty more than just my five personal reasons… but baby steps. Writing contests can … More 5 reasons why you should enter a writing contest