You Know You’re a Writer When . . .

You Know You’re a Writer When . . .

Does that Thomas Mann quote have you nodding with a wry smile? Me too. We get it. It’s serious work, being a writer – because we care. We have to tap into heart and soul to create our best work. So, writers are a special breed. Here are 5 tell-tale signs. Introvert or...
Your Personal Mentor

Your Personal Mentor

Would you love to have an expert mentor help you grow as a writer and really succeed? Here’s your chance! Join the fall session of my PageTurner Master Classes. Registration is now open for this online 10-week program that starts on September 19th. No longer...
The 3 “A”s That Publishers Look For

The 3 “A”s That Publishers Look For

The question that keeps emerging writers up at night is this: What do publishers really want? In my career as an author I’ve faced every challenge you’re facing. Having had ten novels published with sales of over half a million books, I know what agents...
Mark Twain Knew This Secret About Writing

Mark Twain Knew This Secret About Writing

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex, overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one.” – Mark Twain That’s great advice from a great writer. It shatters the hoary...
What Drives Your Story: Characters or Plot?

What Drives Your Story: Characters or Plot?

The Plot / Character Debate Have you ever noticed how critics will sometimes categorize a novel as either “plot driven” or “character driven”? If that’s got you puzzled about how it applies to the story you’re writing, I can understand why. They make...