Podcast: More on Plotting Your Story

So you have your basic plot–your hero, her goal, and the obstacles she faces. The trouble is, you have no idea where to go next. A lot of the time, your writing feels like slogging through a swamp of tedious scenes. Fear not! In this episode, Dominic and Katy will talk through the eight storyContinue reading “Podcast: More on Plotting Your Story”

How to Plot Your Story

Plotting to take over the world? Don’t do that. It’s totally rude. However, you should carefully plot your next story! In this week’s podcast, Dominic and I will explain how! You are busting with awesome ideas. You’ve written pages and pages of exciting story scenes. All you need to do now is figure out howContinue reading “How to Plot Your Story”

Rosaline’s Curse

I am super excited to announce the completion of my next novel Rosaline’s Curse! This book will be available in late June and I will offer advanced review copies before then! Follow my blog to stay updated! Summary Rosaline’s ex-fiancé is an evil god.  At least, that’s what he claims to be. He could beContinue reading “Rosaline’s Curse”

Thursday Limerick: A True Story

A sleepy and ravenous bear, Noticed a can sitting there. Wanting a snack, He went to unpack, Though the humans did scream, yell, and swear. This is a true story. A bear dumped my garbage this week. We caught him on our security camera. The next morning, I went out to clean up the trashContinue reading “Thursday Limerick: A True Story”

How to Process Feedback on Your Writing

Last week we talked about giving writers feedback. This week we are turning the tables and helping you process all the notes from your beta readers! So, you’ve just drafted your masterpiece. You’ve sent it off to some friends for review and are waiting in terror for their notes. What if they hate it? WhatContinue reading “How to Process Feedback on Your Writing”

Bad Dialogue: The Movie

Developing writers often use dialogue as a way to give their audiences every conceivable detail about the fictional world they’ve created. What would happen if we spoke like this in real life? You don’t have to imagine, I’ve made a helpful video for you. What is one mistake you made as a developing writer? AreContinue reading “Bad Dialogue: The Movie”

How to give helpful feedback – without crushing souls

So a writer friend of yours has asked you for feedback on their story. You can feel yourself panicking. How can you be honest without hurting their feelings? I guess you could only comment on what you like, but is that really helpful? Fear not! Dominic and Katy are here to help with some tips for providing clear, positive, and empowering feedback!

A Literary Masterpiece

This story is a sequel to Jake’s New Job. It also references The Smart Home Rebellion. Read at your own risk. “Earthdate April 15th, 7999,” Zultorg dictated.  She watched as a perfect transcription appeared in the air before her eyes. The letters were not actually there, of course. They were an illusion created by theContinue reading “A Literary Masterpiece”