Determination


I hate writing, I love having written. – Dorothy Parker Do you know what the single most important characteristic of a writer is? Determination. Determination translates to the discipline that sees you to writing even when you don’t feel like it, into perseverance to keep submitting in the face of rejection and through the writer’s […]

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New Year’s Resolutions


New Year’s Resolutions are cliche. We all know it – there’s a part of us that cringes every time those three little words are uttered. The idea that we haven’t lived up to our own expectations in the past year, that things haven’t gone as planned and we haven’t been able to cross off as […]

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Alpha Female Teaser


Dei Caylist has come home following the death of her little sister and finds herself bombarded with everything she’d abandoned years ago: grief, bloody memories and her remaining packmates desperate to keep their lives and their home. Two years ago, following the unexplained murder of her mother, Dei’s lack of leadership resulted in the deaths […]

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Academy of Villainy: 7 Things an Antagonist Should Never Do


You don’t really understand an antagonist until you understand why he’s the protagonist in his version of the world. -John Rogers — Isn’t that the truth? It seems like there’s a been a movement over the past couple of years to develop stories through antagonistic characters; make villains as twisted as your heroes are straight […]

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8 Steps to Writing Better Fiction


Yeah, I know what your English professor tried to tell you. But if your English professor could make a living writing fiction, they would have been doing it. – Dean Wesley Smith Writing fiction is hard, and in some ways is harder than writing non-fiction. At its core, non-fiction is based in finding a unique […]

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