New writers love to ask authors about their “process.” It’s an excellent question because the more new writers learn how others manage the novel-writing process, the more tips, tricks, and methods they can integrate into their own unique process.
After eight years of writing, I finally found my best novel-writing process.
Discover how I go from an idea to a finished manuscript.
Blood is often a confusing symbol. It has so many many meanings!
I discuss them all! Discover blood’s symbolic and ancient meanings.
Just how important are character names? Names act subliminally on readers. Choose yours with purpose.
Click CHARACTER NAMES for how and why names can amplify character.
It’s not all about sex, is it? Maybe not.
Discover how a sexy scene can amplify character, conflict, emotion, and plot.
Why the “check it out” promo line isn’t the best way to get readers to click the link to your book.
“How do I improve characterization? What does that mean?”
I hear new writers asking this almost daily. Here are very specific tools for improving characterization.
Can a punch in the nose be symbolic? It can be. Discover how to amplify character, conflict, and emotion with purposeful violence. There’s TWO videos!!
A one-hour Facebook discussion with a fellow writer. There’s also a short 20-minute version.
A steep hill, a raging river, a putrid swamp– topography can reveal character, plot, emotion, conflict, and theme.
Discover the power of topography.
Critiques can be scary.
And there are all sorts of critiquers. Discover who to listen to and what to do with all that advice.
Here’s what I’ve learned over the years about critiques.
The roof overhead, the window gazed through, the threshold walked across, all these structural features can be used symbolically.
Discover how to strengthen character, conflict, emotion, theme, and foreshadowing with purposeful use of architecture.