Announcing Author H. A. Dawson

Welcome H. A. Dawson, author of the psychological suspense series “Circles Of Subterfuge.”   I regularly read Kate’s Facebook threads on writing, book critique analysis and author support. She has a wide audience with different abilities and her professional encouragement has long-term benefits. The subject threads spurred me on to … READ MORE

How to use plan and action to achieve goals

Welcome back to the final post in my 4-part series on goal setting. The main point behind setting goals is to help us be more productive and to move forward on whatever path we choose. Today we’re talking about how to use plan and action to help you achieve your … READ MORE

How to Create a Goal Schedule

Welcome to the third post in my 4-part series on Marching Toward Goal Achievement. Last time we talked about why goals fail and how to create a savvy goal and turn it into an ass-kicking machine. This week I want to show you how to plug those goals into a … READ MORE

Announcing Author Jacqui Murray

Today I’m thrilled to host Jacqui Murray from WordDreams as she launches her exciting new book Survival of the Fittest. Jacqui and I began our blogging friendship about a year or so ago. She is a delightful lady who shares helpful tech-y type stuff on her blog as well as some … READ MORE

Why Do Some Goals Fail?

Have you ever set a goal or made a new year’s resolution where you were pumped and excited at first, then your momentum fizzled out and you lost interest in your end goal? This happens to the best of us! Some goals fail because they don’t meet five necessary conditions … READ MORE

Marching Toward Goal Achievement

Welcome to my 4-part blog series on Marching toward Goal Achievement. This is a reblog from last year. March-ing toward Goal Achievement is not just a play on words–this time of year truly does kick my butt. I suffer low energy levels and my productivity output decreases. The strategies I … READ MORE

How to Begin Crafting Character Arcs

Do you know where your character is right this second? Do you know where he’s going to end up? Do you have a logical, tension-filled, engaging path for him to follow? Character arc, writers, is one of those necessary pre-writing decisions you need to make for your story. The type … READ MORE

How to build a character from scratch

Story is about a character who has to fight harrowing odds to achieve the one thing he wants desperately. This means, in a nutshell, your story is all about a character in conflict. Conflict is what makes your character interesting and readable. We don’t have to like your character but … READ MORE

What are the most common weak words?

Weak words are a story’s nemesis. They are easy to use, serve multiple purposes, and act as quick fillers–but they drag your story down and dim your writing. They crop up like kittens unless we are paying strict attention to each sentence we compose. With care and time, you can … READ MORE

What is Your Writing Process of Choice?

Writing process is the system writers use to begin and finish their projects. Each process will vary from writer to writer. Some writers are overwhelmed by the need to tell a story, caring only about letting the story loose onto the page, wildly spilling forth the characters, setting, and problems, … READ MORE