The Shameless Writer

The Shameless Writer

Should I give up writing? Last week, a woman in one of my many online writer groups asked us this. She’d written and self-published a historical novel that had gotten twenty or so good reviews, but a few months after its release, it wasn’t selling … Continue Reading →
50 Mystery Plot Ideas and Writing Prompts!

50 Mystery Plot Ideas and Writing Prompts!

Hi, everyone! You know how I love working on story ideas and creative writing exercises, and I’ve been reading a lot of mystery novels lately — mostly cozy mysteries, not gritty crime novels, although I might enjoy those, too. That inspired me to write this … Continue Reading →
How To Edit a Novel, Part III: Pump It Up

How To Edit a Novel, Part III: Pump It Up

Hey, welcome back to my 7-part series on rewriting and editing your book! Every writer and every story is different, so this isn’t a comprehensive checklist. Hopefully, though, my way of breaking the revision process down will give you some inspiration. Today I’m going to … Continue Reading →