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Writing Third Person Omniscient Point Of View.

Omniscient pov isn’t well loved by many (including myself), and that’s for primarily one reason: most people who write in omniscient pov have no idea what makes omniscient pov worthwhile or how to utilize it.  Many writers use omniscient pov as an easy way to…

A Word to Amateur Authors

My friends, my pals, my buddies, my fellow writers: Stop putting yourself down because some professional author with three best sellers writes better than you. Writing is a difficult skill that takes persistence and time to master. It takes writing bad books, then mediocre books,…

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Our Bloody Pearl is 99¢ until December 5th! The short: After a year of voiceless captivity, a bloodthirsty siren fights to return home while avoiding the lure of a suspiciously friendly and eccentric pirate captain. But don’t take my word for it… He whistles,…

Not all books are made equal.

(Not all books are made equal.) The making of not all books is equal. Some stories take ages to write, and longer to edit. Some you can knock out in what feels like an instant. Some are long. Some are short. Some are complex….

The Stuff In Between The Dialogue.

Though we don’t usually need a lot going on outside the dialogue itself, it often feels static or otherwise unnatural if you have a entire conversation with dialogue, a few tags, and nothing else. But we never want to add extra words for the…

How to save an author’s life with book reviews.

A simplistic guide on writing helpful book reviews;For readers who don’t know what the hell to say, or don’t have the time to say it. I know some of you are reading Our Bloody Pearl, so I wanted to take a moment to talk about…

Why is passive voice (and past progressive tense) “bad”?

First off, I have to put a disclaimer here because I tend to rope past progressive tense into passive voice, because they both rely on “to be” verbs a lot, and because I’m lazy. I’ll talk about them both separately for once. 1. Passive…

Our Bloody Pearl – Cover Reveal

After a year of voiceless captivity, a bloodthirsty siren fights to return home while avoiding the lure of a suspiciously friendly and eccentric pirate captain. You have all been waiting so patiently for the cover reveal and I’m exceedingly proud to finally display it!…

A Look at Negative Character Development.

What is negative character development? It’s incredibly hard to define. Some writers relate it to moral decline. Some apply it to areas where a character returns to a way of life they had at one point developed out of. Other writers don’t like to…

Describing Nature

(Tips to help you tackle the outdoors without ever leaving your home.) The forest for the trees. When describing any setting, especially potentially spacious settings such as expanses of nature, you have two major components: the big picture (the forest) and the little picture…

I finished draft five of Iron From Fire a little while ago. Have a mysterious golden-haired stranger to celebrate… Goldie shuffled backward, but their high, brown boots caught in the brush as they tried to stand. Their hood fell and a halo of curly golden hair…

Writing Fight Scenes

How to write action packed fight scenes which build suspense and hold the reader’s attention.