It All Begins With The First Chapter

It All Begins With The First Chapter

Magic happens when your fingers start blazing over the keyboard, typing away words, drafting sentences, paragraph after paragraph. The first chapter of your Act One is finished and you feel like you’ve climbed a small hill, headed for the top of the mounting. You should be proud of this act of bravery, but then you give your First Chapter a read-through and you realize that you could have done a better job. Writers, after all, are some of the some…

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My Must Read Book List

My Must Read Book List

In celebration of #Fridayreads on Twitter, I wanted to share with you some of the books that are near and dear to my heart. I’ve read each book more than once and I keep a copy in my library to revisit now and again. The books in this list are in no particular order because I found it impossible to narrow down which one is my most favorite. If I ended up on an island somewhere and if I was told…

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Tips and Tricks of How to Beat Writer’s Block

Tips and Tricks of How to Beat Writer’s Block

Don’t panic if you’re suffering from a writer’s block and you can’t write a single word down. You haven’t lost your talent, well, maybe temporarily, but these simple tips and tricks will help you shake things up and get you back in the groove of things. 

Useful Research Tools For Writers

Useful Research Tools For Writers

Part of my writing routine is to research an idea before deciding on whether I should invest time into writing a story board. Some ideas are just that ideas – they sound good but don’t aways transform into books. And that’s okay. Researching an idea to means going beyond the search engines and delving into the fine details that otherwise are easily missed. A writer should be able to navigate open source networks, fill out a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and track down sources who would be wi