Why and How to Build Emotion Into Your Idea

Why and How to Build Emotion Into Your Idea

Many book ideas start with the question “What if?” It’s also known as the premise. But what if there was something extra you could add to this to take your idea to a whole new level? The goal of every writer should be to make your reader FEEL something. It’s the...
How To Make Adversity Your Friend

How To Make Adversity Your Friend

Adversity is the struggle, challenge or obstacle you face that must be overcome; much like the hero in a fiction story. It’s something that sets you apart from others while simultaneously linking you to those who share a similar hardship. Dealing with and triumphing...
The #1 Creativity Killer, And How Can You Avoid It

The #1 Creativity Killer, And How Can You Avoid It

Writing and connecting to your creativity can be hard enough without further complicating it. Judging from the social media posts I see, many authors unknowingly do this when they’re writing. I’ve been guilty of this too. Maybe you’re making the same mistake. So, what...
5 Ways to Beat Writer’s Block

5 Ways to Beat Writer’s Block

Imagine this. You’ve made the time to sit down and write your book only to find you’re sitting in from of a blank page, waiting for inspiration to strike. Writer’s block is a frustrating part of being an author. Can you beat it, and if so, how? I’ve done a lot of work...
10 Things the Coronavirus is Teaching Me

10 Things the Coronavirus is Teaching Me

It is an unprecedented time of change and unrest. Our lives have been turned upside down in just a few short weeks. No one knows for how long or what it will look like when we emerge on the other side. Feelings of fear, anxiety, and panic are rife. This pandemic is...
What the Winter Olympics Can Teach You About Writing

What the Winter Olympics Can Teach You About Writing

I love the Winter Olympics. It’s full of inspiring stories of coming from behind or the underdog winning that seem to happen mostly during the Winter Olympics. It’s not who’s the raining champion or the best in the field that necessarily wins. It’s who’s best on the...
What Makes a Writer?

What Makes a Writer?

Writers write. That’s what they do. Is that enough to be considered as a writer? Do you need to have a publishing contract or receive payment before you’re considered a writer? I think it’s simpler than that. I believe there are four essential principles, that...
Why Goal Setting is Dead

Why Goal Setting is Dead

New year resolutions are just goals we set for ourselves at the start of each year, hoping to achieve them. How are your new year’s resolutions going? Are you still working towards them, or have you given up like most people? According to US News, 80% of new year...