Open Letter from Your Antagonist 2.0

Open Letter from Your Antagonist 2.0

(Click here to get future blog posts with video and audio @ YouTube)   To whom it should concern: I am the devil you need but do not want to exist. Do not dare challenge that. Why else would you write an entire story trying to stop me? Hell, I am lucky if I...
Scene: The Lady from Alone

Scene: The Lady from Alone

The scream came from the woods. My posture formed a stronger stance, then I moved toward the disturbance. Two voices. They disagreed. The voices grew as the two came into view. She walked. He drove. She refused to enter the vehicle he drove. He drove repeating the...
Stop Trusting Writers To Become a Better Writer


Stop Trusting Writers To Become a Better Writer


My new writing friend, April Dávila, is taking over my blog today with a unique post that will help you continue on your path to becoming the writer you’re meant to be. Definitely check out her blog, AprilDavila.com, and subscribe because...
New Plot Structure Video – Story Heart & 4 Parts

New Plot Structure Video – Story Heart & 4 Parts

Check out the video below to confirm the core elements found in all best-selling novels. Then take a deep dive into the 4 Parts of Plot Structure. Coming Soon: A new video drilling down on Plot Milestones. And if you find the below video helpful, please consider...
3 Ways to Create a Villain (Who Audiences Want & Heroes Need)

3 Ways to Create a Villain (Who Audiences Want & Heroes Need)

Remember the Create a Villain post I wrote for the awesome Christine Frazier at Better Novel Project? Well, here’s an infographic for it. Take a look below, and holler in the comments to let me know your favorite villain. Also, would you mind sharing this...
How to Create Characters Before They Live on the Page

How to Create Characters Before They Live on the Page

This article was originally published as a guest post at my friend Sue Coletta’s blog. (Definitely check out her solid debut novel, Marred!) I despise other people’s hands in my mouth. Yet I’ve permitted countless fingers to pry open my jaws over the years. I’ve...

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