Men Writing Women, Passive Voice, and Overused Clichés: A Look Back at 2019

It’s that time of year when we look back and wonder, “What the hell have I done with the past year?” … Read More >Men Writing Women, Passive Voice, and Overused Clichés: A Look Back at 2019

Is The Novel Dead?

Is the novel dead? I’m running a poll in response to an article I saw a couple weeks back and I want to hear from the #writingcommunity. … Read More >Is The Novel Dead?

Release Day!

Here we are. Book day at last! My first ever fiction book is out and available to buy! I’m overwhelmed by the response it’s received so far. … Read More >Release Day!

5 Things I Learned Publishing AFWH

AFWH has been out for 2 weeks and I’ve at last had a chance to reflect on the experience. Here are 5 things I’ve learned, from pre-order campaigns to managing expectations … Read More >5 Things I Learned Publishing AFWH

Short Story News: Noodlin’

I had a short story published today in Kzine, the first one in what feels like aeons! … Read More >Short Story News: Noodlin’

5 Mistakes Men Can Make When When Writing Women Characters [Guest Post]

Today I’m delighted to introduce Savannah Cordova, a talented writer with Reedsy. Savannah has tackled a topic I follow both with interest and despair. … Read More >5 Mistakes Men Can Make When When Writing Women Characters [Guest Post]

Plotting: The Crucible

The crucible is one of the simplest and most effective plotting tools. At its core is the relationship between the protagonist and the antagonist. The conflict they share spawns plot. It illustrates wonderfully the interwoven relationship enjoyed between character and plot. … Read More >Plotting: The Crucible

Turning to Art for Inspiration

Sometimes the ideas dry up. Trump’s Wall blocks out creativity and all you can do is lament. A terrific solution to those droughts, I’ve found, is art … Read More >Turning to Art for Inspiration

The Length of Stories

I see many people seeking guidance on how long their novels and stories should be. Having compiled lists of publishers of short and long fantasy fiction I’ve noticed a few trends.

This article looks at the lengths publishers seek for fiction in their various forms: micro, flash, short, novelettes, novellas, and novels. But it begins with a few words of caution. … Read More >The Length of Stories