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 […]

Black Friday Special: 25% off the Outlining Your Novel Workbook Software

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. Start Outlining Your Best Book Today As a reader of my blog, you can access a special 25% discount code for my Outlining Your Novel Workbook software. Just […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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Announcing My Latest Novel: Wayfarer! (And Prizes!)

Today, I am officially launching my fifth novel Wayfarer. Hooray! If you’ve been following along on my journey with this book for the last several years, then you’ll recognize it as the one I keep referring to as my “historical superhero” novel. Set in 1820 London, it’s something I also like to cheekily think of as […]

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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas Eve, everyone! I hope  you’re finding time in this bustling season to pause, look around at your life, count your blessings, and express gratitude for them. For me, Christmas has always been even more about thanksgivings than Thanksgiving. This year, I find myself increasingly thankful to get to take part in a creative […]

Black Friday Special: 25% off the Outlining Your Novel Workbook Software

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. Start Outlining Your Best Book Today As a reader of my blog, you can access a special 25% discount code for my Outlining Your Novel Workbook software. Just […]

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Want Me to Critique Your Story?

Would you like me edit an excerpt of your writing? I have a new series in mind for the blog, which I think will prove fun and instructive for all of us. Here’s how it works. If you’re interested in participating, send me a page of your work-in-progress. You can email me here. Attachments aren’t […]