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Writers write, and market their butts off.

What did I do differently? I took charge of my creations and my career by becoming an independent author.

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Find and Develop Your Story Idea

Extraordinary stories can come from an ordinary, routine event. I was playing with my Wii Fit machine, a weekly morning routine for me, when it occurred to me that the Wii Fit instructor’s mouth wasn’t in synchronization with what he was saying…

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Five Fast Tips for Writing Dialogue

DON’T OVERTHINK IT. Just write, and let your thoughts flow. You can go back and edit later. The best dialogue is natural, not forced.

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A Million Little Paths

People often ask me how I got published, and how they, too, can get their first book written and published. I get this question a lot now. I suppose with five poetry books, three novels, a few children’s books and a screenplay under my belt, I may seem like someone who knows what they’re doing,… Continue reading A Million Little Paths

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Writers: Do You Have Rhythm and Flow?

Hi all! Join me on a 3.5 minute trek along the St. Lawrence River, where I talk about finding your rhythm in writing, using natural elements in your writing to help connect with your readers, and nearly get hit by a truck while vidding (I’m kidding Mum and Dad! Kidding! Promise I’ll never do this… Continue reading Writers: Do You Have Rhythm and Flow?