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What Is Reverse Outlining?

Pacing, plot consistency, and emotional impact are critical to make your book successful. If yours is a little off, try reverse outlining. This video shares the basic steps. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E9Ovdz1PY9E Watch/Subscribe:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E9Ovdz1PY9E Think of this as finding...

Using Writing to Make Sense of the World and Life

Writing always has been my haven for self-expression. It's been that way for as long as I can remember. Even as a kid, I walked around with a mini notebook on a string around my...

Where to Invest Your Money as a Writer

Got tons of money as a writer? Yeah, me neither. 🤣 That's why it's so important to put what you do have where it's going to make a difference for your career. Here's where I'd...

6 Resources to Help Writers Earn Money and Survive

Last week, I connected with a colleague who, like me, works as an editor and writer. In our conversation, they explained how they were financially struggling, to the point where they were facing moving to...

Writers, Let’s Deal With the Pests

As I continue to see more and more of my colleagues struggle to make a living from what they were born to do, I can't keep this image of a venus fly trap out of...

Why Writers Fail

Lots of writers make it. The ones who fail? They often operate under this false mindset. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mgC38grNCUg Watch/Subscribe:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mgC38grNCUg I know that with self-publishing, it's infinitely easier to publish now than it used to be. But...

Why Writers Need to See Their Message as Bigger Than Themselves

I'll admit it. I wouldn't mind penning a bestseller and having people around the country and world know who I am. I wouldn't object to having some bylines in some of the most respected and...

6 Ways to Connect With Other Writers

When you connect with other writers, it doesn't just help you improve your drafts. It can be psychologically lifesaving, especially now given the state of the industry. This video offers basic options for finding other...

The Only Mistake a Writer Truly Can Make

As I continue to work on multiple personal writing projects that mean a lot to me, I urge all other writers to avoid one mistake: Do not sacrifice truth and the freedom of your voice....

5 Brilliant Ways to Respond to Bad Writing Reviews

It's a dream of mine. I'll admit it. I just want to hop online someday to see a ton of glowing reviews of my books. But as plenty of writers will tell you, bad writing...