Where Writers Get Stuck: Editing and Revising

Welcome to Part 3 of our Where Writers Get Stuck mini-series, inspired by this Twitter poll. Be sure to check Part 1 and Part 2 for solutions to planning and drafting problems. Today is where we put on a different hat, going from writer to publisher. Don’t freak out. We’re using the term “publisher” loosely.…

Where Writers Get Stuck: Drafting

Welcome to Part 2 of our blog mini-series on where writers get stuck, based on this poll I took on Twitter. We started with Planning, though today’s topic is closely related – so closely, in fact, that Dan combined them in his response to Part 1. Drafting issues are often the result of planning issues.…

Where Writers Get Stuck: Planning

I took a poll on Twitter last week. My idea was to take the “winning” category and blog about it. You can see Drafting came out ahead, but you can also see the number of votes was rather low. So while it looks like Drafting came out significantly ahead, it’s probably only one or two…

Guest Post: The Dos and Don’ts to Dialogue Tags

by Ryan Lanz Writers use dialogue tags constantly. In fact, we use them so often that readers all but gloss over them. They should be invisible. However, there are ways to misuse them and make them stand out. In an effort to avoid that, let’s take a closer look at dialogue tags. Toward the end…

Now Available: The Project Renovatio Audiobook!

I am SO EXCITED to announce the release of the Project Renovatio audiobook! The fabulous Grace Sylvan did a wonderful job narrating, and she’s already started working on the audiobook for Project Liberatio, Part 2 of the series. You can find Project Renovatio on Amazon, Audible, and iTunes. There is a short sample in those…

Do Women Authors Benefit From Using Initials?

Yesterday was the 20th anniversary of the release of the first Harry Potter book. Twitter and other social media platforms teemed with memories and thoughts about the series and its author, J. K. Rowling. There’s an inspirational “keep on keeping on” story about how many times Rowling was rejected by agents and publishers before someone…