writing

What is a reader magnet?

I feel like I throw this term around a lot and I’m not sure people actually know what it is…  A “reader magnet” is a story that you give away to anyone who signs up to your mailing list. This is also called a lead magnet in other types of marketing. In the words of […]

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Stakes (should be) high

I have been trying to write my Crime Fiction novel Completion, since May. Here is a little reminder of what this story is about… Completion is a novel about a series of ritualistic murders. 3 women at a time are being murdered, gutted and displayed around San Francisco’s business and tourist district. Dr. Ali Marshall is […]

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July, going on August

Another NaNoWriMo almost down, another lost event for me. BUT as you can see from the last line of this tweet… I only failed because I am SO in love with THREE different WIP I have going on. Not only has Completion been begging me to put some words to it, but I have two […]

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#Fail: My April NaNo Update

Sometimes, it’s just not time for somethings. You want them, but they are just not for you at that moment. This is my relationship with April Camp NaNoWriMo. I wrote a whopping 9,818 words out of my 70k goal… Do chapter titles and headings count? Ugh. I tried y’all. I really tried. I consulted with […]

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Let’s talk about Beta’s

Not fish. Beta Readers! An authors best friend! I freaking love beta’s. This post will be ALL ABOUT BETA’S! Here we go! What is a Beta Reader?? A beta reader is usually an unpaid test reader of an unreleased work of literature or other writing, who gives feedback from the point of view of an […]

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Editing Tips from the Anxious

I wanted to share some editing tips. My anxiety actually makes me a decent editor! Although I am not a professional or even partially good at grammar, I have a few ideas for you! Read your manuscript out loud: This is so important because reading out loud and reading in your head is very different. […]

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