Talking Fiction is a Facebook group I started years ago for anyone and everyone who loves fiction. Whether you’re a reader, writer, dabbler or dreamer––all are welcome. It’s an interactive group where writers of all experience levels engage with one another, learning all there is to know about the world of Fiction writing. No matter.. read more →

As I began what was to become Webs of Perception, I had no idea it would be the concluding novel in the Web Series. . It is difficult to let go, however, my characters informed me the time had come. read more →

87% of our population has at least one story to tell—one that should be told. Many people ask what it’s like to be an author as if it is something mystical, so after finishing the final draft of Webs of Perception (the concluding and most challenging novel in the stand-alone Web Series), attaching it to.. read more →

Whether you’re new to the writing life–or a seasoned pro–there are always opportunities to grow your writing skills to stay fresh or find your voice as a writer. If you’re looking to grow as a writer this summer, I’ve got five simply ways to do just that. Read. Read often. Reading may be one of.. read more →

When you think of writing a book, research may not be the first thing that comes to mind. The truth is, however, research is an incredibly necessary step to creating rich settings, ensuring accurate portrayals of real world processes, professions and more. It can help you get things right and–in many cases–can take you down.. read more →

Reading and writing are essential skills. In today’s world information is more and more likely to be shared digitally through the written word. For some children, the love of reading and writing comes naturally, but others may take some guidance towards love–and mastery–of the crafts. If you’re looking to get a young person of any.. read more →

Recently I read an article that struck a chord with me entitled “This Is How To Increase Your Attention Span: 5 Secrets From Neuroscience”. The piece made the point that if you want to increase your attention span, you’ve got to stop multitasking as much as possible. While multitasking is often necessary in our fast.. read more →

As an author, I’ve found some wonderful tools and resources to improve my writing and provide a better reading experience for my readers. Since these resources are great, not only for writers but for anyone who puts pen to paper–or fingers to keyboard, here are some of the free tools I recommend to help your.. read more →

As we write the last word of our story, we might think we are done. After all, we’ve spent countless hours researching, writing, and sweating over our prose to bring readers into the worlds we’ve created. The truth is—we’re far from it. We don’t want our first drafts to be presented to our readers. We.. read more →

Every year, we well-intentioned people make countless resolutions to ourselves as we enter the new year and each year, a depressing number of us fail New Year’s Resolutions! It has been reported that about 80% of resolutions are failed by February and by some estimates, only 8% of people achieve their resolutions. Fear not: Here.. read more →