WRITING CRAFT: SHOWING VS. TELLING DECODED

WRITING CRAFT: SHOWING VS. TELLING DECODED

If you’ve ever had any sort of writing instruction at any time in your life, you heard the advice to show and not tell. But what exactly does “show, don’t tell” even mean? Let’s see if we can unravel the mystery for you. Read and think about the following short,...
PLANTING EVIDENCE IN MYSTERIES

PLANTING EVIDENCE IN MYSTERIES

I touched on this topic when writing about storyboarding a long time ago, but I thought it might be helpful to your writing craft to add more detail, hence this post. When writing mysteries, you are likely going to have lots of evidence you need to bring into your...
DO-IT-YOURSELF WRITING RETREATS

DO-IT-YOURSELF WRITING RETREATS

This post originally appeared on the Book Marketing Tools Blog on October 20, 2016. Go here to read it. If you’re anything like me, when you read the latest writing magazine edition, you look longingly at the ads promoting retreats to write in beautiful places with...
CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT – WRITE A LETTER

CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT – WRITE A LETTER

When I started writing my sequel to Taming the Twisted, starting off with that book’s character’s, Abigail’s, point-of-view, essentially starting where Taming the original left off. I quickly got bored. About seven pages in, I got the idea of writing the book from one...
GET ANY MENTOR YOU WANT

GET ANY MENTOR YOU WANT

Though I don’t recommend blindly copying what other authors are doing to market their books, because there is no one-size-fits-all, magic-bullet book marketing solution, and what works for one author or book, might not work for you or yours, I do recommend keeping...