Writing Help

A collection of blog posts and essays where I offer advice to other authors, describe my own writing process, or generally pontificate about what it means to be a self-published author.

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Writing Opinion: Practice Makes…What, Exactly?

Writing Opinion: Does a Day Job Help Your Writing?

Writing: So. I Wrote a Children’s Book

Writing Opinion: Books on Writing: Worth It?

Writing Opinion: Richard Castle and the Motivational Power of Spite

Writing Opinion: Tabletop Roleplaying — the Gateway to Creativity

Writing Opinion: The Question–and Meaning–of Heroism

Writing Opinion: Four Reasons Why NaNoWriMo is Worth Your Time

Writing Opinion: How Does Reading Help You Write, Exactly?

Writing Opinion: The Creativity of the Introvert

Writing Opinion: Perfect is the Enemy of the Good

Opinion: On OnlyFans and Who Gets to Make Money

Writing Opinion: Respect the Creations *and* the Creators

Editing: Four Tips to Make Editing Better (and More Fun)

Writing Opinion: How Metal Helps My Writing

Current Events: It’s Okay Not to Create

Self-Publishing: I Wish I Knew Then What I Know Now

Writing Opinion: Inspiration vs. Motivation

Writing Opinion: Indie Pride Day Musings

Reading: The One Thing (I Think) Every Writer Should Do
(Related: The Art of Reading now available!)

Editing: A Peek Into My Editing Process

Process: Plotting vs. Pantsing

Publishing: Saying No to Audiobooks (For Now)

Publishing: Why I Self-Publish

Writing Opinion: In Defense of Fan Fiction

Writing Opinion: Why Superheroes?

Current Events: Writing About Law Enforcement in the BLM Era

Current Events: Why I Don’t Shy Away From Politics

Current Events: The Pitfalls of Idolizing Creators