Writing Tip: Math is Your Friend

Writing Tip: Math is Your Friend

My writing motto is Just Write the Next Sentence. And I’m a write-every-day kind of writer. I track my words, and can tell you how many I wrote on any given day since April 2016. I’ve learned that when it comes to writing, math is your friend. If you write...
Cover Reveal: The Thorning Ceremony

Cover Reveal: The Thorning Ceremony

I’m pleased to share with you the cover for my just-about-to-be-released book The Thorning Ceremony. Drum roll…. Ta da! The Thorning Ceremony is a standalone prequel to The Western Lands and All That Really Matters series, and takes place about three years...
“Please, please marry my son.”

“Please, please marry my son.”

Let me tell you a story. Stick with me. I used to teach creative writing classes called Freeing Your Creativity. I taught a lot of them, especially, in the early- to mid-2000s. I’d talk about what makes a story work, a bit about story structure, and we’d...