YouTube is a Writer’s Best Friend

When I’m not writing or critiquing manuscripts for other authors, I can usually be found at my computer with my feet in the chair and headphones over my ears browsing YouTube for writing and publishing content. As the title of this post suggests, this year I’ve found that YouTube is a writer’s best friend. Whether … Continue reading YouTube is a Writer’s Best Friend

Inciting Incident vs. Call to Adventure | A Clarification

I WANT to talk about the difference between the inciting incident and the call to adventure in a novel. Recently there’s been a lot of discussion on ye olde Twitter about whether or not you should start your story in the midst of action and how long you should hold off before introducing the inciting … Continue reading Inciting Incident vs. Call to Adventure | A Clarification

The Right Idea and Its Perfect Execution

WHAT IS the secret to writing a successful book? Well, first we have to define successful. For the sake of this discussion, let’s say it’s a book that gets you an agent, a major publishing contract, remarkable sales, and ultimately a lifelong career as an author. Is there a formula for success in the publishing … Continue reading The Right Idea and Its Perfect Execution