https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVcy-_FkPJI Check out the first video in my WRITING VILLAINS Youtube series! Expect quick, no-nonsense advice. Be sure to subscribe for future videos!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IWxdj9rKCu8 The Anatomy of Story by John Truby is a challenging book on the craft of writing. But is it worth reading? And at what stage of your career should…
Save the Cat Writes a Novel by Jessica Brody gives novelists a taste of the writing advice that has helped screenwriters for more than a decade. But should you read it? And is it as good as Blake Snyder’s original Save the Cat book?
In an effort to remember as much as I can from Writer's Police Academy, I'm blogging about handcuffing and other interesting stuff I've learned since landing in Green Bay. And,…
Thrilled and honored to announce that my novel Bad Parts has been selected for this year's RevPit! For those who don't know, it's a contest that gives writers the opportunity…
I didn't deserve StokerCon 2018. Granted, I don't deserve the oxygen in front of my face, but this particular StokerCon towered over every writing convention I've attended.
I'm not a big believer in writing exercises. Total heathen, actually. Sure, they help you sharpen skills and generate content, but usually they're throwaway gimmicks that work for some and waste time for many.
Except for this one.
Character arcs typically include a series of events called "The Hero's Journey." While I'm no hero (I'm more of a snarky side-villain), the past two months sent me through the pits of Revision Hell as part of my Pitch Wars adventure.
Most emails don't make my head spin. Probably because most emails don't come from a Pitch Wars mentor.