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 expressing gratitude for my 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! . .

Prize Drawing: A Yoda Hat You Will Win

You may be wondering why I’ve sprouted Yoda ears in the picture. It’s all in honor of a fun drawing. I’m really not sure how to tie this one in with writing—except maybe that writers are generally nerds and nerds love them some Star Wars. The truth is I bought my brother a Yoda ears hat for Christmas without […]

Who Won the Dreamlander Photo Contest?

Congratulations to Andy Poole, winner of the Dreamlander photo contest that ran all last month in celebration of the book’s launch. Thanks to everyone who entered. It was a blast, and I had a ton of fun seeing all your creative images (you can see the entrants, along with a few extras, here). Selecting the winner was […]