Just Write Already Season One Complete!

I recently finished doing a super fun podcast with my friend Dominic. Check out the podcast summary below and browse our first ten episodes! Summary Just Write Already is the short show for helping new authors create pop fiction that means something! It’s filled with tips, real-life stories, and terrible advice you should definitely ignore.Continue reading “Just Write Already Season One Complete!”

Podcast: Five Tips for Creating Captivating Characters

Well developed characters are the difference between your readers caring and not caring, between them being engaged and losing interest. If you don’t have relatable characters, your story could be doomed. (No pressure.)  In this episode, Dominic and Katy discuss 5 tips for developing characters your readers will stick with until the end.  Join usContinue reading “Podcast: Five Tips for Creating Captivating Characters”

Podcast: Five Tips for Writing Dialogue

Good dialogue is critical to building your characters, engaging your readers, and shaping your story. Now all you have to do is type up some awesome character conversations that do just that! It will be easy. Except that it isn’t. You are stuck. You are panicking. FEAR NOT! In this episode, Dominic and Katy shareContinue reading “Podcast: Five Tips for Writing Dialogue”

Podcast: How to Make Dialogue Sound More Real and Readable

Dialogue! We all engage in it every single day. So why is it so hard to write? In this episode, Dominic and Katy talk about what makes good dialogue and why it is critical to your story. Join us for a 15 minute tip each week, short enough to squeeze in, long enough to learnContinue reading “Podcast: How to Make Dialogue Sound More Real and Readable”

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”

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!