Exposition

First, let’s start with a quick lesson in language so that we’re all on the same page.  I made an…

Inner Conflict

According to literary agent and author, Donald Maass, the majority of rejected manuscripts (80%) have one thing in common:  lack…

Heroes

Let’s get started! We want to read about characters that we like, characters we can cheer on.  That’s not to…

Writing on a Dare

In November, lots of fiction writers do a crazy thing – we write a novel in thirty days.  National Novel…

Surprises

So, here I sit, behind the sofa, and what do I discover?  That traditional publishing isn’t at all how I…