On the Road to Publishing My First Novel I'm going to be honest here. I'm working towards getting my novel ready for self publishing, and want people to feel that they're helping make this thing a reality. So I set up an email listing so people can get cool stuff while also helping make this … Continue reading Sign Up and Help an Indie Author
Here's a video Mandi Lynn released recently on how to format your book into an ebook format for various different online shops, and it is super easy.
17 years later. I can still remember the way I felt sitting in my high school classroom, wondering where our world was headed. 17 years later, I'm still asking the same questions.
Do you ever find yourself sucked into an un-winnable argument? Sure, it seems innocent enough. You start exchanging points with someone, counter a few of their arguments with some of your own.
There is a certain shame in anxiety, especially if you are a Christian. If God is all-powerful and Jesus is always with us, why are we entrapped in fear and anxiety and depression or any other internal mental problem we might have? We must not believe in Jesus that strongly, right? If we did, we … Continue reading The Shame of Anxiety
Austin Kleon is my favorite. I don't hide this very well. https://twitter.com/robfike/status/1024352664744865792 He has produced several books that have changed my life as an artist and creator for the better. Steal Like an Artist and Show Your Work are really why I talk at all about my craft to begin with. It gave me license … Continue reading Active Reading in the Margins
Many of us doubt ourselves or believe that what we've accomplished is overrated or our accolades unwarranted. I know for myself, a lot of things that I've done in my life aren't special. They don't feel that way to me, while maybe if I were to share those things, people would disagree with that assessment. … Continue reading Imposter Syndrome
Yesterday, I shared a great resource about how to critique your writing from Writers Helping Writers. Today, I thought I might offer another critique cheat sheet, this time from C.S. Lakin. Here is the first block of critique questions offered by Ms. Lakin. Conflict Does your story begin with some sort of conflict—either internal or … Continue reading Critiquing Your Work – part 2
One part of the revision process is critiquing your work. Whether it's constant throughout the process or at various phases during your writing, critique is crucial to making a quality finished work. But what questions should we ask? How do we critique our book in a holistic, systematic way that makes for a great product … Continue reading Critiquing Your Work