Tag: books

Novel Word Count: Does it Matter?

What’s the Word…Count? ‘To be, or not to be, that is the question’ (William Shakespeare, Hamlet). Well, at least for us writers it is. I possess an infinite love of the written word, reading it, writing it, quoting it. As a writer, I’ve been known to go on endlessly about any given topic—especially my favorite […]

Diversity in Writing: How to Be Inclusive

Does your story reflect those who may read it? I previously wrote an article titled “Who Are You Writing For?” The focus of that particular blog post centered more so on the content of our stories, rather than the audience. The inspiration for that article was sparked by a comment from a friend. She raised […]

How to Channel Your Creative Muse

How Do You Get Your Muse On? Today, I get to share with you one of my closely held secrets. I will share with you something that very few people may know about me—save for my closest of trusted brethren, those who have been privy enough to be regaled with my deepest of confidences. Until […]

How to Create Believable Characters

How do you make your characters believable? Creating a story is easy; however, creating a believable story is an art form. Anyone can create a story, but can they create a story that draws their readers in so completely that they almost forget it’s fictional? I believe the hallmark of creating a believable story is […]