Choosing the Right Point of View

Choosing the Right Point of View

Which is the best Point of View to use for your novel? First I want to say when I say the best point of view (POV) I don’t actually mean there is ONE best point of view overall. Not to read and not to write in. The best POV is the one that works best […]

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Adverbs are the Devil

Adverbs are the Devil

 “The road to hell is paved with adverbs.” —Stephen King    “What’s your obsession with adverbs,” my editor once asked me. “I just really, really like them,” I replied. An adverb modifies a verb and often ends in -ly but not always. As in other elements of the English language the -ly qualifier isn’t 100% […]

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How to Hold Yourself Accountable

How to Hold Yourself Accountable

If you want a full-time author career, you have to hold yourself accountable to your writing goals. If you publish traditionally, you will have an editor who will give you milestones you need to meet. When you’re a self-published author, you need to set your own milestones. Now it’s usually easier to meet deadlines set […]

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Creating a Writing Routine

Creating a Writing Routine

Creating a writing routine is hard. Even for those of us who love it. There are some days when the last thing I want to do is write. I’m not in the mood I don’t have any ideas, I’m tired, there’s a new series on Netflix. The list of excuses is endless.  But I don’t […]

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