On Writing & Agency: Easy Strategies to Make Sure Your Characters Have It

Does the main character in your novel have agency? Continue reading to find out! Many years ago, I remember getting my feedback from a writing judge after entering one of my first writing competitions – “I was intrigued…there are some strong elements here…yada, yada…but your main character lacks agency, so you were not selected.” After … More On Writing & Agency: Easy Strategies to Make Sure Your Characters Have It

A Few Easy Strategies to Remove Those Pesky Filter Words that Fog Up Your Writing

Have you ever been watching a sport’s game from seats that didn’t give you a good view of the action? Or perhaps your seat was behind a lady wearing a purple, floofy hat that almost touched you every time she shifted. Talk about annoying. Neither of these make for good experiences. Too much distance and/or … More A Few Easy Strategies to Remove Those Pesky Filter Words that Fog Up Your Writing

6 Tips to Write Your Novel in the Vibrant Way Your Brain Imagined It

You know those memes that show two pictures – one of what you think you look like when doing xyz and one of what you actually look like when doing xyz? That’s the way I feel sometimes when writing. My story is clear in my mind, but when someone else reads it, the picture gets … More 6 Tips to Write Your Novel in the Vibrant Way Your Brain Imagined It