Writing Craft

Rapid Release Review

Rapid Release Review

Rapid Release by Jewel Allen, my recommended source for getting started with this strategy

Sell More Books with Rapid Release-Author Toolbox

Sell More Books with Rapid Release-Author Toolbox

Rapid release strategy is the current hot ticket in the indie-author circuit. Many authors are saying this, combined with writing to market, is the only way to make any money as an author. The theory is that by releasing books on a fixed schedule: quarterly, […]

Tips for Avoiding Reporter Syndrome-author toolbox

Tips for Avoiding Reporter Syndrome-author toolbox

Reporter syndrome happens when the point-of-view (POV) character becomes a third party to the action in the scene, rather than being a direct participant

How to Write a Novel Using the Snowflake Method: Recommended-authortoolbox

How to Write a Novel Using the Snowflake Method: Recommended-authortoolbox

How to Write a Novel Using the Snowflake Method is a solid writing book, even if you don’t use the technique

Bad Writing Habits to Eliminate Now

Bad Writing Habits to Eliminate Now

Halloween is a good time to let bad habits die As a fantasy writer, I love all things magical, and recently I have turned that attention into researching Wiccan beliefs. (This is a purely scholarly pursuit, I promise.) One of the major Wiccan holidays is […]

Telling Isn’t Bad

Telling Isn’t Bad

“Show, don’t tell” is probably the most commonly given advice in writing, but there are places where telling is the right choice.

NaNoWriMo Plot Point Scrivener Template

NaNoWriMo Plot Point Scrivener Template

The Manuscript Shredder’s NaNoWriMo Plot Point Calendar is now a Scrivener Template

Monday Writing Roundup-August 20

Monday Writing Roundup-August 20

Monday writing roundup: writing exercises, book piracy, and more.

Outlawed openings: can they work?-author toolbox

Outlawed openings: can they work?-author toolbox

Most writing advice blogs will tell you to never use dreams, flashbacks, or waking up to begin your story. But can they work?

Using Enneagrams for Character arcs

Using Enneagrams for Character arcs

Using Enneagrams to map out your character arcs will create realistically flawed characters and make their transformations feel real.