Writing Tips

Over the years I’ve written quite a few blog posts about various stages of the writing and editing process, and I thought I’d collect those posts here for your browsing convenience! So click the link that interests you, sit back, relax, and enjoy!


Writing tips

Dialogue Tag DOs and DON’Ts

Musings on dialogue tags

Dashes vs. Hyphens

When World-building, Consider Population

Stuff Needs to Actually Happen in the First Chapter


Point of View (POV)

Ten Rules for Writing Fiction

Wisdoms from my writers society meeting …

8 Storytelling Wisdoms

How to Write a Novel (in 10 Easy Steps)

Character Creation Exercise

Fun group writing activity

How to write a best-selling supernatural YA novel


Editing tips

Remove Filter Words

8 Things I Learned from my Proofreaders

10 Ways to Get Past the First Chapter

An Easy and Effective Way to Proofread

Keep Track of the Little Things

10 Things I’ve Learned About Editing

American vs. Canadian Grammar

9 Things I Learned From My Copy-Edit

How to Edit a Novel in 10 Easy Steps



9 Ways to Make Your Self-Published Book Look More Professional

18 Marketing Ideas for the Self-Published Author

Promoting your book on your blog — how much is too much?

How to Deal with Harsh Criticism

Publishing with iUniverse — Yea or Nay?

Be careful how you advertise your book …

Book Marketing Idea — Short Story Booklets!

How To Add Headers To Your Book



How NOT to Request a Guest Post

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