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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 […]
Get the World-Building Checklists & Planning Sheets Printables Have you ever wondered why some fictional worlds feel so captivating, as if you could […]
I love to infuse history and magic in my books and series. In my Harlow Cassidy Magical Dressmaking Mystery series, Harlow is a […]
High Concept is a buzz phrase that’s both abstract and difficult to wrap your brain around. What does it mean exactly? In a […]
There are so many reasons to write cozy mysteries. In my book, there are 10 of them. The mystery genre is huge. From […]
Today I have 4 Steps for Revising your book LIKE A BOSS! Revising may not be your favorite part of the writing process, and that's okay. Every writer has their own favorite part. For me, it's the Big Magic. Revision is a close second.
Letting go of the idea of perfection is a hard on, but here’s a great lesson: Whatever you do can be changed. Because […]