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 […]

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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 […]

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10 Steps to Take During the Revision Process of your Novel

10 Steps to Take During the Revision Process of your Novel

I love writing but the revision process…I can’t exactly say the same.   I’m not so much a fan.   I don’t mind it the first time I go back through my rough draft because it’s still new and exciting at this point. But by about the 25th….I’m tired of the story, and the characters, […]

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15 Editing Tips for the Indie Author

15 Editing Tips for the Indie Author

I’m a writer. I like to write. In fact, I love to write. I love, love, love the making up stories aspect of being a writer. I do NOT, however, enjoy the mechanics of writing. The grammar and sentence structure part. And frankly, since spell check became a thing, I can’t spell to save my […]

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