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My new workshop for the OnConference

In October, I’m leading an interactive workshop at the Writer Unboxed OnConference called “Losing the Plot: Writing by the Seat of Your Pants.” It’s the workshop I’ve always wanted to see at a conference, and when I gave it at Pike’s Peak Writers in May, the feedback was excellent. One attendee called it “group therapy

Book rec for writers: The Heroine’s Journey

I’m not a plotter, but I still find it useful to study story structure and the craft of writing. My latest foray into structure is The Heroine’s Journey by Gail Carriger. It’s an important counterpoint to the “hero’s journey” approach, and it’s not just for stories about or by women. Written in Carriger’s snarky, irreverent

Losing the Plot: A new post at WU

I’ve long been frustrated at how much pressure there is in the writing community to be a plotter. To counteract that, I wrote a post for WriterUnboxed.com about what it’s like to be a pantser, how to figure out your own writing process, and why you should trust yourself. I’ll hope you’ll check it out

Interview replay now available

If you missed my appearance on John Hruby’s Author To Author Convo live last month, the replay is now available on YouTube. It was a fun (and rare) opportunity for me to talk about writing separate from Scrivener (though we did touch on Scrivener a bit too, of course). One of my favorite things was

Free Indie Novelist Summit starts tomorrow!

If you’re interested in finally writing, publishing and marketing your first novel, then keep reading. Brian Berni, best-selling author and creator of Authorstech.com, has just announced his latest project, and it’s a going to be amazing! He’s pulled together SCORES of the most successful names in indie publishing to share their best tips, strategies, and