1. Commit to the Race
2. Expect a rough ride
3. Trust the Director
4. Train like your life depended on it
5. Redefine your view of success

Does criticism mean you’re a failure? No one likes criticism—especially when it comes in insensitive ways. For authors, it’s especially tough when criticism comes in the forms of publishers rejecting your work or unkind reviews by readers. This edition of Positive TrUth focuses on what criticism does NOT mean, and how to use criticism to […]

I love writing because it’s the ultimate form of creativity. But you’ve got to love what you write in order to be effective. If you’re not into your manuscript, how can you expect readers to get into it? If you’re not happy with your plot, take a step back and ask yourself “what will it […]

Avoid reader fatigue when writing fiction by keeping the story real-time as much as possible and avoiding flashbacks unless they are integral to the overall plot.

When self-editing, don’t get overwhelmed by the amount of changes or the length of your manuscript.

Also use Microsoft’s “Read Aloud” and “Find and Replace” features to filter out some typical mistakes.