Writing Your Story’s Theme Audio Book (+ Special Announcement)

I’m happy to announce the Writing Your Story’s Theme audio book is now available, narrated once again by my regular collaborator Sonja Field. Thanks for your patience in waiting for the audio version. I know I’ve been promising it ever since the paperback and e-book versions of the book came out last year. We ran […]

Merry Christmas, Wordplayers!

Dear Wordplayers, For me, Christmas is always a time of reflection upon the year that has passed, intention for the year that is to come, and especially recognition of the gifts for which I am most grateful. This year, perhaps more than any other year, I find myself with a deep gratitude for this community […]

Top 10 Writing Posts of 2020

What a year 2020 has been. As the beginning of a new decade, it felt momentous before it even started, but it still managed to shock the world. For me, as I’m sure for all of you, this past year has challenged me in ways I never expected. Since I work from home and live […]

Black Friday Deals for Writers

This Black Friday weekend, you can use the code OUTLINE to grab my Outlining Your Novel Workbook software at a special holiday discount of 25% its normal price of $40. (And scroll down for a list of deals from all around the online writing community.) Start Outlining Your Best Book Today As a reader of […]

Book Launch Day: Writing Your Story’s Theme!

Today I am officially launching my latest writing-craft book Writing Your Story’s Theme. Yay! This book has been such a passion project for me. When I started thinking about what writing-craft book I wanted to publish next, I realized my cornerstone writing guides have so far built on each other in a linear way, moving from […]

Top 10 Writing Posts of 2019

Goodbye, 2019. Hello, 2020. As you look back on 2019 (and the whole decade really), I hope you’re able to remember all the challenges you’ve conquered, the goals you’ve met, and the ways in which you’ve grown—as both a writer and a human. For me, 2019 was a year of deep growth, mostly on an […]

Merry Christmas, Wordplayers!

Merry Christmas, everyone! As we close out this decade, I find my heart is full of gratitude—for so many things, but especially for you. I’m thankful for your time and attention, that I get to share some of my journey with you, as you also share your journeys with me. I’m thankful for every one […]

It’s Here! Dreamlander Audio Book

It’s my pleasure to announce, to all of you who have been waiting for it (for a really long time), that the audio book version of my portal fantasy Dreamlander is now available, narrated by C. J. McAllister. To date, I’ve produced audio versions of all my non-fiction writing-craft books, but this is my first foray […]

5 Secrets of Story Structure Audio Book

I wanted to take a quick minute to let you know that there is now an audio book version of 5 Secrets of Story Structure, narrated once again by the lovely Sonja Field. I wrote 5 Secrets as kind of an unofficial sequel to Structuring Your Novel. You can think of 5 Secrets as a […]

wayfarer book header

Who Won the Wayfarer-Launch Shopping Spree?

Thank you all so much for making the launch week of my new superhero-historical/gaslamp-fantasy novel Wayfarer a success. As always, your enthusiasm is what makes this all work! Thanks to you, the book jumped to #5 in Steampunk books on the American Amazon site. It’s also been great hearing from so many of you who have either finished […]