Critique: 4 Ways to Write Sequel Scenes That Grip Readers

Critique: 4 Ways to Write Sequel Scenes That Grip Readers K.M.Weiland Scene structure asks for a one-two punch pairing of action and reaction—or as Dwight V. Swain named them in what has come to be considered “classic” scene structure, scene and sequel. The need to write sequel scenes, the reaction half of the equation, is … More Critique: 4 Ways to Write Sequel Scenes That Grip Readers

Afraid to Let Anyone Read Your Writing? 5 Steps to Move Past Fears

Afraid to Let Anyone Read Your Writing? 5 Steps to Move Past Fears   One of the best things about writing is being read. Unfortunately, that can also be one of the scariest things. When you’re just starting out, it can feel like a huge jump to let someone else read your story for the … More Afraid to Let Anyone Read Your Writing? 5 Steps to Move Past Fears

7 Rules for Double-Checking Your Antagonist’s Motivations

7 Rules for Double-Checking Your Antagonist’s Motivations Honestly, antagonists drive me nuts. They are, perhaps rather poetically, the great nemeses of my writing life. I still struggle with them, for all the reasons mentioned above, in every book I write. In fact, I’ve come to realize that much of the reason I’ve been blocked for … More 7 Rules for Double-Checking Your Antagonist’s Motivations

What’s in a Blurb? How to Write the Perfect Book Description

The dreaded blurb! It seems like authors everywhere hate writing book descriptions and with excellent reason. It’s hard to take tens of thousands of words and distill them down to 200 or less in a way that captures the essence of your book and compels readers to buy without sounding zealous. I used to write … More What’s in a Blurb? How to Write the Perfect Book Description

Why Focusing on Your Personal Growth Now Is More Important Than Ever

Why Focusing on Your Personal Growth Now Is More Important Than Ever By Michael Pietrzak |  Five frogs are sitting on a log and four decide to jump off. How many are left? The answer is five, because a decision is not action. It’s a silly little riddle that author and coach Rich Litvin uses … More Why Focusing on Your Personal Growth Now Is More Important Than Ever