Stop Killing Your Ideas

instead of

Have you ever had an impulse to act on an idea, that your mind pulled the emergency brake on a few seconds later? I know I’ve had a ton of ideas that I’ve just thrown out because either they seemed to difficult, it took too much time… or sadly because there were areas in my […]

Dealing with People’s Expectations as You Write Your Book

-In the end

When you tell people “I’m writing a book” or “I’m an author,” people around you have many different reactions. You can get negativity or support and pats on the back or anything in between. Sometimes the negativity you get from others can be quite painful, especially if this has been a lifetime dream for you […]

5 Tips for Writing a Non-Fiction Book

-Writing to me

About seven years ago, I started taking writing seriously. I started to write down the stories that came into my head…. fiction. And I’ve loved it. However, for all those years I thought I was only a fiction writer. I mean I started blogging and talking about what I was learning about writing and telling […]

How to Develop Theme in Your Story

Start your story by discovering your

When you write a story, do you think about your theme? Honestly, I didn’t give it too much thought in my first novel. I’ve been researching and learning about how to develop theme and found some helpful tips in Nancy Kress’s very helpful book Characters, Emotion & Viewpoint: Techniques and Exercises for Crafting Dynamic Characters […]