Win a Kindle and over $100 in Writing Craft Books!

The big day is here! Welcome to the official launch of Outlining Your Novel: Map Your Way to Success. You can purchase the book in paperback, Kindle, or Nook formats (affiliate links). I need your help to ensure the book has a successful launch week, so please join the party! I’m celebrating all this week […]

Who Won This Week’s Drawing?

Congratulations to Shalena @ Writer Quirk, winner of this week’s prize drawing, featuring the writing craft books Revision and Self-Editing by James Scott Bell and Writer on the Side by Bryan Cohen. Thanks to everyone who participated. Be sure to stop by again on Wednesday to register for the next in our series of prize drawings, […]

Celebrating 1,000 Followers With a Prize Package Drawing

Today, we’re going to be deviating from my usual vlog routine in order to do some celebrating. And what are we celebrating? Well, quite simply, we are celebrating you—all one thousand of you! Wordplay has just reached one thousand followers, and this milestone is the perfect opportunity for me to take a moment and thank […]

Conquering Writer's Block and Summoning Inspiration

Announcing Conquering Writer’s Block and Winning Fridays

As those of who listen to my weekly podcast or follow me on Twitter and Facebook are probably already aware, I’ve been hard at work this summer on a new project: a 60-minute audio presentation called Conquering Writer’s Block and Summoning Inspiration, adapted from some of my most popular blog posts, which will be released […]

The Magnificent Seven Links

  In a recent ProBlogger post, Darren Rowse issued the “7 Links Challenge,” he urges bloggers to post “7 posts that fit into 7 themes.” Since I’m entertaining guests this weekend, I thought I’d take a break from my usual Sunday post and have fun with Darren’s challenge. Enjoy! Link #1: My first post. The […]

Announcing Behold the Dawn!

I’m thrilled to announce that Behold the Dawn is now available for purchase. The road to publication has been a wild (and occasionally bumpy) road, so please join me in celebrating with a happy dance, lots of chocolate, and a squeal or two! Behold the Dawn Acknowledgements Many people have been instrumental in helping this project […]

Behold the Dawn Trailer

As those of you who follow me on Twitter or listen to my podcast probably already know, I’ve been busy this week supervising the production of  the  trailer for my upcoming historical novel Behold the Dawn. Today, I’m very pleased to share the Behold the Dawn trailer!

Announcing Behold the Dawn and Winning Wednesdays

I’m thrilled to officially announce the publication of my second novel, Behold the Dawn. As regular followers of my blog may be aware, this novel has been a grand adventure for me over the last several years. Tackling a historical subject as mammoth as the Third Crusade, which takes place at the end of the […]

Blogging Like a Writer

All right, pop quiz! Everybody, listen up, ‘cuz this promises to be important. Someone, please tell me what a blog is. (Yeah, I know, I should have warned you it’d be easy.) Next question: Who writes blogs? (That one’s little harder, you say? All right, I’ll tell you the answer.) Writers. Writers write blogs. (Ta-da! […]