writing craft

Editing Tip #33

Writing A Page Turner: Pt 4~ Are You Challenging Your Characters or Cheating Them? When a reader opens your book and reads the first page they should be immediately caught up in tension – not necessarily action (because not all… Read More ›

The Indie Initiative

Writerly Rant #30 Cardboard Characters by Mikael Carlson, Author There are a lot of knocks on indie writers today – poor grammar, typos, bad formatting, etc. Many of these criticisms, unfortunately, are valid. I fell victim to them myself in… Read More ›

Editing Tip #21

Words to Avoid & Why – Pt. 3 Okay, I know you’ve heard it before but it needs to be said again: Adverbs are toxic. “When you use an adverb you’re cheating on the verb.” ~ James Dewar: Publisher, producer,… Read More ›