IPPY Independent Publisher Book Awards Bronze Medal

IPPY Award Winner: Structuring Your Novel!

I was tremendously honored to discover that Structuring Your Novel: Essential Keys for Writing an Outstanding Story is an IPPY Award winner! It was awarded a Bronze in the Writing/Publishing category. From the official press release: Launched in 1996 and conducted each year to honor the year’s best independently published books, the “IPPY” Awards recognize merit in […]

Outlining Your Novel Audio Book Now Available

Over the winter, I’ve been working closely with narrator Sonja Field to create an Outlining Your Novel: Map Your Way to Success audio book—and I’m pleased to announce, it’s now available for sale on Amazon, iTunes, and Audible. And, even better, if you sign up for 30-day trial with Audible, you can grab the download for free! […]

Named One of Writer’s Digest’s 101 Best Websites for Writers!

I had a very cool surprise this week. As I was flipping through the latest issue of Writer’s Digest and their yearly round-up of their 101 Best Websites for Writers, I discovered that Helping Writers Become Authors was listed in their “Writing Advice Category.” This is such a tremendous honor, and I’m still a little floored. Thank […]

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Giveaway: Win Three Free Domain Names

Winners Announced: The winner of the drawing is Skye Fairwin, who will receive three domain names. The runners-up, who will receive one domain apiece, are Anne-Girl and Maria Jordan-O’Reilly. If you don’t hear from me, please contact me, so that I can put you in touch with NameCheap. Thanks for participating, everyone! *** These days, an […]

Want a Free Kindle Book of My Fantasy Dreamlander?

Would you like a free Kindle book of my fantasy Dreamlander? For the next four days only, Dreamlander will be available as a free Kindle download from Amazon. About Dreamlander What if it were possible to live two very different lives in two separate worlds? What if the dreams we awaken from are the fading memories of […]

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Special Christmas Shout Out to Special Wordplayers

For me, the Christmas season is always a time for reflecting on the year and thanking God for His many blessings. This year, I find myself giving thanks particularly for the Wordplayers in my life. I am often overwhelmed by the kindness, enthusiasm, and generosity of the people I get to interact with on a […]

Win a Print Copy of Structuring Your Novel This Month!

This month, I’m giving away two copies of Structuring Your Novel! To enter, all you have to do is tag me on Facebook or Twitter in a post that uses the hashtag #StructuringYourNovel. Winners will be announced in next month’s e-letter. Is Structure the Hidden Foundation of All Successful Stories? Why do some stories work and others don’t? The answer […]

Prize Giveaway: Win a Wise Decor Wall Decal

Prize Drawing: $50 Wise Decor Wall Decal of Your Choice

How about another giveaway? Is that a resounding “YES!” I hear? Good, ’cause a giveaway is exactly what we’ve got. The kind folks at Wise Decor—who create and sell fabulous wall decals—are letting me give you the chance to win a $50 gift certificate toward the purchase of any decal off their site. Naturally, I […]

Release Date for Structuring Your Novel

And we have a release date for Structuring Your Novel: Essential Keys for Writing an Outstanding Story! September 1, 2013, is the big day. Mark your calendars and stay tuned. Plenty more goodies coming up between now and the launch! . .

Win a Book Bundle!

How about another prize drawing? I’ve been cleaning out my personal library and, instead of just passing the books on to the local Goodwill, I’d thought I’d spread the wealth. If you’d like to enter to win one of six book bundles (Speculative, Historical, Inspirational Romance, Contemporary Fiction, Christian Living, or Writing Resources), leave a comment! I […]