This Wednesday’s Writer’s Workshop is all about Homophones Ah, homophones. Funny word for a confusing topic. Homophones are a strange… Read more Free Writer’s Workshop Wednesday: Homophones
You’ve queried agent after agent, hoping to find the perfect fit. Finally, you land that first miracle: a requested manuscript!… Read more Requested Manuscript: Now What?
My short fiction piece, “The Dive”, was published in the May/June 2021 issue of Cricket magazine. When I first started… Read more “The Dive” Published in Cricket Magazine
Every agent and/or editor is different, but these ten writing mistakes will guarantee a rejection! Writers face a massive amount… Read more Top 10 Writing Mistakes that Guarantee a Rejection
I’ve come to a realization recently about writing and being a writer. Whether working as a freelancer, or publishing novels,… Read more The Waiting is the Hardest Part (Part 2)
Most writers–supposedly–fall into one of two categories of writing style. Either they are a plotter or a pantser. But what… Read more Are You a Plotter or a Pantser?
If you want to break into writing for children, nonfiction is where it’s at. Nonfiction is in high demand for… Read more How to Write a Nonfiction Article for Children
You wrote a novel. You revised and revised and revised. You’ve spent hours and days and maybe years working on… Read more How to Write a Synopsis
Research is a key ingredient in writing. Even if you’re writing contemporary fiction, there will be things you need to… Read more 5 Mistakes You Make when Researching for Your Writing
I have taught the basic five paragraph essay for years. It always surprises me when students get so worried and… Read more Writer’s Workshop Wednesday: The Five Paragraph Essay