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Now! Learn How to Conquer Your Writer’s Block and Summon Inspiration (In E-Book Form)

The one essential of the writing life is inspiration. You’ve got to keep those ideas flowing–or you’re out of luck. We’ve all battled writer’s block from time to time, and, brother, it ain’t very much fun. So what if I told you I knew a way to beat writer’s block 99.9% of the time? It’s […]

Finally Here! New Workbooks Make Outlining and Structuring Your Novel Easy, Intuitive, and Fun

If you’re like me, then you’ve probably read hundreds of books on how to write amazing novels. You’ve nodded your head whenever a new epiphany lit up the light bulb above your head, and you highlighted every new idea you wanted to put to work in your own books. But chances are good you also […]

Announcing Jane Eyre: The Writer’s Digest Annotated Classic

And…it’s launch day! Welcome to the official launch of Jane Eyre: The Writer’s Digest Annotated Classic. You can purchase the book in paperback, the Kindle e-book, or the Nook e-book. As always, I’m celebrating the book’s launch with PRIZES! So please join the party. There will be hourly prizes all day today and fun stuff all week, […]

NIEA Winner and Finalist: Structuring Your Novel and Dreamlander!

I have to say: it’s been a veddy nice month. In the wake of Structuring Your Novel winning a Bronze IPPY Award, I learned this week it is also an NIEA winner. It won the 2014 National Indie Excellence Award in the Writing & Publishing Category. But, as if that weren’t enough cake, they threw in some […]

IPPY Award Winner: Structuring Your Novel!

I was tremendously honored to discover that Structuring Your Novel: Essential Keys for Writing an Outstanding Story is an IPPY Award winner! It was awarded a Bronze in the Writing/Publishing category. From the official press release: Launched in 1996 and conducted each year to honor the year’s best independently published books, the “IPPY” Awards recognize merit in […]

Want a Free Kindle Book of My Fantasy Dreamlander?

Would you like a free Kindle book of my fantasy Dreamlander? For the next four days only, Dreamlander will be available as a free Kindle download from Amazon. About Dreamlander What if it were possible to live two very different lives in two separate worlds? What if the dreams we awaken from are the fading memories of […]

Announcing Structuring Your Novel: Essential Keys for Writing an Outstanding Story

The big day is here! Welcome to the official launch of Structuring Your Novel: Essential Keys for Writing an Outstanding Story. You can purchase the book in paperback or the Kindle and Nook formats. I need your help to ensure the book has a successful launch week, so please join the party! I’m celebrating all this week, culminating in […]

Win a Book Bundle!

How about another prize drawing? I’ve been cleaning out my personal library and, instead of just passing the books on to the local Goodwill, I’d thought I’d spread the wealth. If you’d like to enter to win one of six book bundles (Speculative, Historical, Inspirational Romance, Contemporary Fiction, Christian Living, or Writing Resources), leave a comment! I […]

Prize Drawing: A Yoda Hat You Will Win

You may be wondering why I’ve sprouted Yoda ears in the picture. It’s all in honor of a fun drawing.  I’m really not sure how to tie this one in with writing—except maybe that writers are generally nerds and nerds love them some Star Wars. The truth is I bought my brother a Yoda ears hat for Christmas without […]

Who Won the Dreamlander Photo Contest?

  Congratulations to Andy Poole, winner of the Dreamlander photo contest that ran all last month in celebration of the book’s launch. Thanks to everyone who entered. It was a blast, and I had a ton of fun seeing all your creative images (you can see the entrants, along with a few extras, here). Selecting the winner […]