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 →

Procrastination is defined as the action of delaying of postponing something. We’ve all been guilty of procrastination at some point in our lives. However, procrastination is seldom our friend. A great deal of stress can be avoided when we prioritize—avoid putting off important and time- consuming tasks. Doing so results in our scrambling around to.. read more →

Book readers are the heroes of the literary world. Their love of reading keeps authors writing and countless parts of the industry afloat. But, there is one individual who runs a close second to the reader. What is that, you may ask? Reviewers, of course. Readers who take the time to review the books they.. read more →

Currently knee deep working on my upcoming book release, I can’t help but think about all the hard work that goes into any sort of artistic endeavor. That got me thinking of all the authors who have supported me along the way, as well as those who I’ve supported. As artists, we’re aware of what.. read more →