Results of the Great Weigh In

Results of the Great Weigh In

If you’ve been following my blog at all this year, you might have seen me mention the 14-week Slambam fitness challenge I took on back in February. It’s a contest that’s not just a weight loss challenge. You’re judged on the percent of weight lost and total body transformation. I lost 19.8 pounds and several […]

Lifestyle
Why You Should Outline Your Fiction Novel

Why You Should Outline Your Fiction Novel

A question I often get asked is if it’s better to outline your fiction novel or just have your idea and sit down and write the story. The answer is yes. Ok, I know that’s not all that helpful. But it’s not an easy question because there is no right or wrong answer. My first […]

Writing
Why You Need a Kick Ass Book Cover

Why You Need a Kick Ass Book Cover

A picture is worth a thousand words and people DO judge a book by its cover. Cliche and so true. Look at how Instagram and Pinterest have exploded. People LOVE images. Even before the onset of image-driven social media pictures captured people’s attention. The cover of your book will be the first thing people notice […]

Writing
Back to the Basic Elements of Fiction

Back to the Basic Elements of Fiction

I’m a firm believer in keeping things as simple as possible. As a novelist, it’s easy to get sidetracked from the basic elements of fiction. These are the elements which create a great story and have proven to work over the years. Getting away from what works often causes problems. #writerproblems Do you have writer […]

Writing