Watch my Quick Tip video on how to integrate backstory to balance your narrative. ⬇︎ Balancing Backstory with Your Narrative Backstory Balance:  Writing […]
Listen to the Podcast on 8 Strategies to Get Past Writer’s Block Everyone Gets Stuck Everyone gets stuck with their writing sometimes. Whatever […]
You NEED These Quick Tips to stay motivated during November and through National Novel Writing Month, aka NaNoWriMo. Why? Because when you’re attempting […]
You NEED these 11 Tips to CRUSH NaNoWriMo and succeed at reaching your writing goals for the month of November. Y’all, it’s November. […]
Mastering the Art of Ebook Cover Design The visibility of your ebook cover can be the difference between your book being discovered or […]
➤ Join the private WriterSpark Book Cover Facebook Group! As an independent author, it may be overwhelming to think about how to find and […]
➤ Join the private WriterSpark Book Cover Facebook Group! When to Change the Cover or Title of a Book One of the tricky parts […]
10 Things to Love About Reading and Writing Cozy Mysteries While the mystery genre is huge, there are 10 things to love about […]
The benefits of having a writing coach are probably endless. Lengthy at the very least. Whether you are an aspiring writer looking to elevate your skills and take your craft to the next level or a seasoned writer seeking to reignite your creative spark, a writing coach could meet your needs. And whether you're a novelist, a blogger, or a content creator, a writing coach could be your ticket to success. Today I'm talking about the many benefits--ten to be exact-- of having a writing coach by your side.
Crafting Stories or Baking a Cake? I often compare the crafting of a story to cooking or baking. You have a set of […]
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Melissa Bourbon is the national bestselling author of more than twenty-eight novels. She is a teacher, coach, podcaster, and writer. She has applied her love of teaching to the creation of WriterSpark Academy, an online school for aspiring and new writers seeking to hone their craft. Learn more about Melissa at her website,