Want to Write Books for Children?

Don’t Think It’s Easier than Writing for Adults. On Writing for Children In my last blog post, I talked about becoming a better writer by trusting your readers more. In this post, I want to talk about how this is especially important when it comes to books written for children and young people. But first, […]

Want to be a Better Writer? Trust Your Reader.

So, you want to be a better writer. Every writer does, right? Even bestselling authors can be dissatisfied with their writing skills and want to be better writers. If we have the right mindset, we’ll constantly work to improve some aspects of our writing craft and grow better at it. I thought I was a […]

The Best Books I’ve Read on the Writing Life

There comes a time in every aspiring writer’s life that they decide they want to learn writing from the best writers out there. And that means reading books on writing by successful and well-loved authors. Fortunately, there are plenty of options to choose from. It seems that nearly every successful and established writer has written […]

(Re)Write What You Know – A Twist on Writer’s Advice

A common bit of writing advice that you will find if you read books on writing or attend a writer’s conference is this: Write what you know. I’m not refuting that bit of advice in this post, but I do want to offer a little twist on the main idea. First of all, let’s discuss […]

11 Things Every Writer Should Know about Kindle Vella

If you are an aspiring or established writer, and especially if you are a self-published author, you’ll want to know all about Kindle Vella. It’s a new publishing platform on Amazon where you can publish serialized stories one episode at a time. In April of this year, I received an email from Kindle Direct Publishing […]

Nine Steps to Being a Miserable Writer

I don’t know who originally came up with this “writing advice” … But it’s all true, and useful suggestions to help you on the path to becoming a better writer. Because you have enough difficulties in life without growing miserable because of choices you are making in the realm of writing. Let’s look at the […]