Rites for Writing Right

July 9, 2017
be an author

Do This, Be An Author — Simple Magic for Writers

I’m sharing my incredible secret after a writer friend told me she couldn’t figure out how I’d gotten to be an author so quickly (I’ve just […]
June 25, 2017
how to start a novel

How to Start a Novel: Literally

When I discuss how to start a novel in this post, I’m not talking about serving up namby-pamby inspirational go-juice or a step-by-step tool-heavy walkthrough. I’m talking […]
June 19, 2017
under deadline

Under Deadline: An Author in 3 Months

Most writers know the feeling of being under deadline. In On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft, Stephen King advises writers to set deadlines for themselves. […]
June 12, 2017
Amazon's algorithm

Why Understanding Amazon’s Algorithm is Important for Your Book’s Rank

Last week I talked about how a negative review on Amazon can actually help sell books. This week I’m going to go more in-depth on Amazon’s […]
June 12, 2017
help sell books

How Negative Reviews Can Help Sell Books

Seems like a radical idea, but negative reviews can actually help sell books and I can prove it.  One reader gave me the best present ever […]
June 12, 2017
character traits

Character Traits: First Steps to Authentic Voice in Your Writing

Character traits are used to describe how characters act in a given situation and illustrate the type of person they are for your reader. Writing characters with a strong, […]
June 12, 2017
character development

Why Character Development is Your Superpower

You may be surprised to know that you were born with a superpower: character development. I can see you rolling your eyes already — stop it! […]
May 7, 2017
writing productivity

Using These Every Week Can Increase Your Writing Productivity

Is your writing productivity the pits? Are you working on a writing project you feel is never going to get finished? If it’s possible to rule a […]
April 27, 2017
your writing career

Nix This Word and Watch Your Writing Career Skyrocket

Did you know you can change the course of your writing career by removing one word from your vocabulary? Sounds too good to be true, but […]
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