How I Tackle Edit Letters When Revising a Novel

How I Tackle Edit Letters When Revising a Novel

I recently completed a round of edits for my newest novel! Revising a novel can be tricky business. While my process is still fresh in my head, I wanted to share it for anyone who might find it useful, or to satisfy your inexplicable curiosity. I’m 99% sure there is...
8 Most Helpful Books on Writing Fiction

8 Most Helpful Books on Writing Fiction

I rarely read nonfiction, but when I do, it’s usually on the craft of writing fiction. There’s a bit of irony in there somewhere. With each new book I write, I’m always looking to improve on my craft. As someone who never took creative writing classes or pursued...
6 Productivity Tools All Writers Should Know About

6 Productivity Tools All Writers Should Know About

As an author with a full-time job, I often struggle to find time to write in my busy schedule. When I manage set aside an hour or two to write, I need to make the most of this time and ensure I’m as productive as possible. Along the way, I’ve discovered several...
43 Words You Should Cut From Your Writing Immediately

43 Words You Should Cut From Your Writing Immediately

When you’re revising any piece of writing — a novel, a news article, a blog post, marketing copy, etc. — there are certain words you should delete to make the text stronger and cut your word count. When I’m writing a novel, one of my last drafts focuses on...
The Guilt of Not Writing Every Day

The Guilt of Not Writing Every Day

I love writing. Those moments when I build tension that terrifies even me, or add dialogue that brings a character to life, or write a description I can’t believe came from my own brain — those are the moments that make writing magical. But there are some days...
How to Write a Blog Post That’s Easy to Read

How to Write a Blog Post That’s Easy to Read

Writing blog posts is a great way to get more traffic to your website, especially if you’re consistently adding fresh content to your blog. But you also need to make sure that you’re creating a good experience for readers once they’re on your blog. I’ve seen many...