How to Write & Self Publish a Book — The Ultimate Guide

Writing and Self Publishing a book isn’t hard. In fact, it’s too easy, and that’s what trips most people up. Write some words, format it correctly, throw it on KDP, and you have a published book. The hard part’s doing it right. Quick Links Planning/Outlining Writing Editing Publishing Books Tools Recommended Blogs Recommended Podcasts In…Continue reading How to Write & Self Publish a Book — The Ultimate Guide

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Think creatively — Quantity leads to Quality

Lately, I’ve been listening to The Creative Thinkers Toolkit by Prof Gerard Puccio. It’s a great course which is making me think about creativity in new ways. One point I found particularly interesting was shared during the lecture Combining Opposites—Diverge, Then Converge. Puccio calls out two different mindsets that lead to heightened creative thinking: divergent and convergent thinking. Here are the…Continue reading Think creatively — Quantity leads to Quality

Why Scivener is the Best Novel Writing Software » Behind the Novel Ep. 1

I’ve been talking about making this series for about two months now, and I finally got around to making the first episode. Welcoming to Behind The Novel, the series where I’ll share my novel writing process every step of the way. Originally I was going to just jump into showing you the writing process, but after…Continue reading Why Scivener is the Best Novel Writing Software » Behind the Novel Ep. 1

How R.L. Stine & Chuck Palahniuk Taught me Greatness is All About Timing

What makes a novel great? I’ve been sucking on this questions like a breath mint for months. What makes a novel great? I don’t mean good, entertaining, or popular. Those are all worthwhile things. But I’m seeking greatness. I’m seeking works of fiction that will stick with me long after I put them down. Books…Continue reading How R.L. Stine & Chuck Palahniuk Taught me Greatness is All About Timing

Writers Life

Think about 20 different ideas Narrow it down to one. Think some more. Outline maybe… Or just start writing. “We’ll, that idea sucks. Time to rewrite.” Expand on everything! Oops. Expanded too much. Cut it down. Write! Write! Write! Almost done, don’t get burned out. The last chapter isn’t working. What did I do wrong?…Continue reading Writers Life

How to Become the DM – Everything You Need to Get Started

Recently I took the plunge into playing Dungeons and Dragons for the first time since high school. What’s more, I decided to DM. DM, short for Dungeon Master, is the player who creates and dictates the Dungeons & Dragons (DnD) game to the other players, known as PC’s (or Player Characters). It takes a lot…Continue reading How to Become the DM – Everything You Need to Get Started