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First Draft of Novel Finished

August 27, 2016–I just finished the first draft of my novel Second Chance at Love–my working title. The hard part is over…or is it? 40 more words


Early bird special for creative writing course ends soon

The Olympics may be over but it is not too late to take your writing to new heights in this Olympic year. Allaboutwriting’s Creative Writing Course is designed to suit anyone from novice to Olympian.  730 more words

Writing Courses

writing: the read-through of doom and editing prep

Another video on my current writing process and how I’m using the read-through to plan for the next stage: editing in rounds! Also received feedback from the first of my readers and looking forward to combining that with the changes I’m already planning :). 9 more words


A Pitch for Forgiveness

In the business world as well as the creative industries there’s something called the ‘elevator pitch’. It’s a way to summarize your project for a prospective customer/agent/publisher/producer.  887 more words


The Experiment (Conclusion)

Here comes the conclusion of The Experiment


It was too early to go home for Luke, who detested Sundays at home; the idea of spending the rest of the day with his wife was unmanageably depressing. 1,454 more words

Fiction Writing


Affirmations-366Days#238: Writers write for many reasons; I give myself numerous and compelling reasons to keep writing.

For new readers, here’s why I’m committing to writing affirmations, about the creative process, during the next 366 days.


Creating Compelling Characters • Writing A Novel

One of the most important aspects of a good book is properly developed, compelling characters. This is arguably more important than plot when it comes to success (case in point: Twilight) and characters that a reader connects with will stick with them long after the details of a plot has faded. 1,145 more words

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