Tagged with writing tips

Writing the Ending First


My latest offering, Come Apart, due to hit digital and print queue’s everywhere in March, was an experiment of sorts.  According to my proofer’s comments the experiement was a complete success. I wanted Come Apart to be a puzzle.  I wanted to write a novel much like Pines by Blake Crouch, which is a story that unfolds a bit … Continue reading

New Podcast Up: The Third Act


One of the most important elements to plotting a novel is the third act.  In this podcast we tackle this issue and give suggestions and tips for making the third act of your novel the most important part of the novel.  It has to do much more than just tying all the plot lines off … Continue reading

5 Ways To Focus On Writing When You Get Off Track


The holidays were rough for writing, at least as far as my personal goals were concerned.  However, even though I had great family time with relatives and watched my children dig into their Christmas gifts un-distracted, I did manage to edit through my new WIP a couple of times. But that’s 53,000+ words, Roger.  How … Continue reading

5 Blogs for Indie Writers


I receive weekly e-mails from Writer’s Digest who make massive money off of amateur writers everywhere through subscriptions to the magazine but more through the many costly conferences they offer. But what if you are not made of money, and don’t like magazine subscriptions?  You are in luck.  There are several blogs I visit regularly who offer … Continue reading

New Podcast Up: The Three Types of Stories


In this first episode of 2014, Ryan and I discuss an article written in Writer’s Digest which posits that there are basically three types of stories and that all novel plots fall into these three types. The podcast is on a new server now, and you can get all of our previous episodes there.  We love partnering … Continue reading