Hey all, this week I’m privileged to be hanging out with my friend and fellow author Emily Tjaden on her blog, This Incandescent Life. I’m talking about characters. And writing yourself into them. And why sometimes that’s okay.Read More
I’m a huge fan of action. You might say I’m a junkie. I read it, I watch it, I talk about it, I write it, and sometimes, when I’m feeling especially delusional, I even fantasize that I live it (racing a four-cylinder counts, right?).
To me, action in a story is a lot more than just gunsmoke. Good action is a portal. It takes us into the soul of humanity and reveals the human struggle on a level that drama and conversation simply can’t.Read More
Hello, everyone! It’s great to be here on Braden’s blog. I’m so excited to have a chance to talk with you guys!
Today I’ve been asked to share some tips and advice on editing. (Yes, we’re talking about that nightmare second-draft. Hang in there.) If you’ve just finished the first draft of your novel, you’re probably feeling pretty awesome—and rightly so. You deserve to feel awesome. After all, you’ve accomplished something great. Congrats!
But then comes (dun-dun-dun)—the editing.Read More
Today I’m happy to be on my friend Emily’s blog, Dreaming Hobbit. Emily is a writer and editor who has a lot of great things to say–also, she recently gave her website a makeover and it doth sparkle with much aesthetic appeal. Check her out and give her a follow, if you haven’t yet!
Here’s an excerpt from the post:Read More
So a couple of days ago, I was privilege to be featured by fellow blogger and author Ava Jae on one of my favourite blogs, Writability. Ava posts great writing advice three times a week, and recently started a YouTube vlog as well–if you haven’t checked out her blog yet, run over and check it out.
Here’s an excerpt from my guest post:Read More
Today I’m privileged to be featured on Helping Writers Become Authors, the blog of author K.M. Weiland!
This is exciting for me–not only is K.M. one of my favorite writers, she is also a good friend and one of the most influential people in my writing journey. Her blog is a fantastic resource for writers of all stages of experience, and if you haven’t checked it out yet, I strongly recommend you do.
Here’s a short excerpt from my post:Read More