Category: Writing

3 Simple Ways to Improve Your Writing & Increase Sales

Sales can be scary, so today, I’m going to give you three ways to instantly improve your writing and also sell more books. 

Motivation & How What Drives Us Defines Us

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Motivation is at the core of everything human related. People, at least their core programming, doesn’t change regardless of time period.

Guilt: How Shame, Regret & Guilt Shape Story

Guilt is a tricky bugger, even in real life. What is guilt? Why does it have so much power? How can we use guilt in story and why would we? Before we unpack this sticky subject, let’s begin, at least, with a definition.

Formula: Writing to Formula vs. Being Formulaic

Formula is critical in everything, even writing. Thus, when someone asks, is storytelling becoming more of a product than an art form, the answer isn’t as straightforward as one might think.

Writing Rules: How & Why We Play ‘Follow the Reader’

Writing rules tend to make newbies break out in hives. They, as I once did, believe that the word ‘rules’ automatically implies creativity is somehow stymies and the art will not flow. WRONG.