Creating Character Arcs Workbook Launch

Introducing the Creating Character Arcs Workbook!

All you need to create a solid story is a solid character arc. If you can do that, chances are good you’ve also written a book that will give readers a solid experience with story structure and theme. This is why the study and practical execution of character arcs has become one of my primary […]

5 Things You Can Read While I'm On Vacation

5 Things You Can Read While I’m On Vacation

Whoops! I’m not here today. I’m off partying someplace exotic. Or… actually not. But I am enjoying a ten-day vacation while visiting family! While I’m gone, I hope you get lots of writing done. But if you want to take a break and read something, check out the following five links for inspiration and fun. […]

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Giveaway: Win a Freewrite Smart Typewriter!

The modern writer is constantly facing distractions unlike any other time in history. Web companies are spending billions of dollars for our attention. We are all part of the attention economy now. The fight for our attention means the only chance to maintain control is for each of us to take active steps in disconnecting. […]

Help Me Finish the Creating Character Arcs Workbook

Help Me Finish the Creating Character Arcs Workbook

I need some help. In light of the many requests I’ve received to offer a workbook companion to my latest writing book Creating Character Arcs, I’m doing just that! I’ve finished the workbook itself and am getting it ready to go to the typesetter and cover designer, with a tentative publication date in early October (just […]

Free Webinar: How to Produce a Professional Audio Book

Free Webinar: How to Produce a Professional Audio Book

One of the fastest growing markets for writers is audio books. Like publishing a paperback or e-book, publishing a professional-quality audio book presents challenges of its own. In my experience (with four of my writing how-to books now available as audio books), this is far too lucrative a market to miss out on. But how […]

It’s Here! Creating Character Arcs Audio Book

It’s my pleasure to announce, to all of you who have been waiting for it, that the Creating Character Arcs audio book is now available, narrated once again by the amazing Sonja Field. I’ve had this unabridged audio version in the works ever since the paperback and e-book versions of Creating Character Arcs came out last winter—which apparently […]

Lost at Sea Scavenger Hunt: Stop #8

Today, we’re going to do something just for fun! Welcome to the Lost at Sea Scavenger Hunt where we are helping the Kinsman people find a new home. If you’ve just found us, be sure to start the adventure at Stop #1, which is Jill Williamson’s blog. Want to Win Prizes? Want to win a […]

To All Wordplayers A Very Merry Christmas

To All Wordplayers: A Very Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas, everyone! I love this holiday because it is, for me, a time of gratitude—a time to count the blessings I sometimes take for granted throughout the rest of the year. This weekend, as I am enjoying time with my family, opening the gifts we share with each other to show appreciation and affection, […]

Today, I'm Thankful for... YOU!

Today, I’m Thankful for… YOU!

Happy Thanksgiving, Wordplayers! I hope you’re gearing up for a wonderful day of family, friends, football, good food, and maybe some good shopping deals. I’m considering doing my first-ever Black Friday shopping trip, so wish me luck! As always this year, I am overwhelmed with things to be thankful for. It’s been a challenging year […]

Vacation Notice: See You in a Few!

“What’s this?!” you say. “No new writing post? How dare you, madam! Do you fail to realize the insult and injury of this lapse? In short, you scullion! You rampallian! You fustilarian! I’ll tickle your catastrophe!” To which I must reply: you’re totally right, but I beg of you to leave my catastrophe alone. I […]