Resources for Writers

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Paths to Publication

This guide lays out the various paths to publication—traditional publishing, self publishing, and hybrid publishing. Hopefully this can help you make an informed decision about which path is right for you and your book.

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Creating Culture

If you're writing a book that doesn't take place in our world with our cultures and customs, this series is for you. In it I discuss how to create a culture from scratch—from religion to sports to cultural norms, I've got your back.

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Character Creation

A book is only as compelling as its characters. This section of my blog helps you as you explore the different character types and what a character needs to be compelling.

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Patreon Membership

Yes—this does require payment. However, for $20 a month, you gain access to an entire library of in-depth newsletters about writing and publishing. For $50 a month, you gain a consultation with me.

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Binge Writing 101

This guide lays out how I prepare for binge writing a novel or a series—explaining in detail how you can prepare for an event like NaNoWriMo and what you'll need to know about your book before you even begin.

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NaNoWriMo Prep

I've done NaNoWriMo many a time, and would LOVE to help you prepare. These are all of the blog posts that have to do with NaNoWriMo.

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YouTube Videos

These playlists will help you as you go about entering the publishing industry—through Industry Insights and Pro Tips, I aim to help you become the best professional version of you that you can be.

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How to Write a Suspense Novel

This blog series talks about how to write a suspense novel and how to use suspense in every other genre to keep your readers turning pages.

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Platform 101

This guide asks all the questions I ask my new clients when I'm helping them figure out where to start with their platform to help you get started in the right direction.

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General Writing Tips

I've been writing for years, and having studied writing at college and spent time as a freelancer, I've learned quite a bit. These tips exist to help you become the best writer you can be.

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Industry Insights

As a professional writer I've gained a few insights into the industry and have compiled them here for you. From how to write a book proposal to how to run yourself as a business, these tips will get you started.

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