Fellow author H.A. Lynn was kind enough to host a post about the evolution of Imminent Dawn over on her website! In it, I explore my relationship to the story as if it were, well, an actual relationship. Here's a fun teaser quote from the article for you. After breaking things off with The One That Wasn’t,… Continue reading Author H.A. Lynn Hosts Imminent Dawn
I'm pleased to announce I've been invited to lead a session on mapping one's way to story as part of the AllWriters' Workshop 2019 Celebrity Saturday series! On July 27, 2019, I'll be teaching a five-hour seminar entitled Treasure ho! Mapping Your Way to Story at the AllWriters' Workshop in Waukesha, Wisconsin. So what is AllWriters' Workshop,… Continue reading Speaking Appearance: Celebrity Saturday with AllWriters’ Workshop!
Note: a more in-depth version of this material is available as a podcast. To listen instead, click here. On the heels of hosting my own book launch party for Accounting for It All, I thought I'd pass along some bullet point advice you might take into consideration when planning a launch party of your own. With that… Continue reading So You’re Planning a Book Launch Party…
Since formally launching my editing services, it's been my pleasure to help dozens of writers hone their craft and build their confidence. As my client list has expanded, so has my knowledge and insight into how to best help writers achieve their goals for their manuscripts. These factors---coupled with a sharpening of my own approach… Continue reading Reserve Editing Services Now: 2019 Pricing Cometh!
Ready, set, register! The University of Wisconsin-Madison's Division of Continuing Studies in Writing's 30th Annual Writers' Institute has now opened registration for its April 2019 conference. What's the Writers' Institute? The Writers' Institute is the Midwest's premiere writing conference. Every year, it brings in hundreds of attendees from across the country and all corners of… Continue reading Registration Now Open for 30th Annual Writers’ Institute!
Last Friday, I completed the copyedits for Accounting for it All, which is good news since the book is now out in less than a month! This round of edits was especially grueling, both because copyedits require a sharp look at the text itself, and also because of the timeline on which they had to be… Continue reading Bro, Do You Even Copyedit?
I'm thrilled to announce I've been invited to speak at the 2019 University of Wisconsin Writers' Institute. The 2019 installment marks the 30th anniversary of the event, which will be held from April 4th - 7th in Madison, Wisconsin. Conference Director Laurie Scheer, who appeared on episode 033 of the r. r. campbell writescast, received… Continue reading Speaking Appearance: 2019 Writers’ Institute
Writer extraordinaire Nathan Elias juxtaposes writing poetry with other formats, including screenplays, novels, and short stories.
Between soccer injuries, car wrecks, getting married, and signing my first two publishing contracts, 2018 has been a heck of a year. Throughout it all, I've viewed my daily writing time as one of the only constants in which I could find solace, one of the only things around which I could center myself to… Continue reading It’s Okay to Take a Break (I Promise)
Award-winning writer and teacher Tim Storm demystifies how to keep tension on the page during this in-depth discussion of mystery, suspense, and dramatic irony.