New website look, new writing videos, new mailing list, oh my!

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As many of you have noticed, I have changed the look of my website. I think it’s good to switch things up every now and then. You all have really supported me with this blog so thank you, readers! I Continue reading New website look, new writing videos, new mailing list, oh my!

FREE E-BOOK! 30-Day Writing Challenge – Free for the next five days!

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I’m doing another special promotion, and my e-book, The 30-Day Writing Challenge: Begin or Enhance Your Daily Writing Habit, will be free from today (7/2/14) through Sunday (7/6/14).   The 30-Day Writing Challenge on Amazon The 30-Day Writing Challenge encourages beginner and advanced Continue reading FREE E-BOOK! 30-Day Writing Challenge – Free for the next five days!

My new e-book: The 30-Day Writing Challenge

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30 day blog challenge – day 25   The 30-Day Writing Challenge: Begin or Enhance Your Daily Writing Habit, my new creative writing e-book is now live on Amazon for only $2.99! If you are a writer or have ever Continue reading My new e-book: The 30-Day Writing Challenge

Turn Family Party Games into Writing Prompts

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The Holiday season is upon us. And I don’t know about you guys, but my family loves to play family party games like Apples to Apples. It is a good way to avoid vicious arguments about politics. A lot of these games, Continue reading Turn Family Party Games into Writing Prompts

Writing Exercise: Leave it to Chance

There is a song I wrote that is on my solo/acoustic album, Unsent Letters, called “Leave it to Chance.” When I was writing this song, I knew exactly what I wanted the song to be about, and I had lyric ideas. I Continue reading Writing Exercise: Leave it to Chance

Writing Exercises: Write Something Really Terrible

Photo credit At a young playwright’s festival once, one of the mentors gave us an assignment. We were all supposed to write the absolute worst 5-minute play we could. We all came up with 5 pages of completely melodramatic crap. Continue reading Writing Exercises: Write Something Really Terrible

Writing Exercise: Let The Music Move You

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Photo credit Every year when it’s around this time, I make a mix CD (I call them “mixies”) called “The Scent of Autumn.” I love that day usually around the end of September or the beginning of October when it Continue reading Writing Exercise: Let The Music Move You

Writing Exercise: Get To Know Your Characters

If you are working on any sort of story–whether it’s a play, a short story, a novel, or even a narrative poem–it’s definitely important to think about character.  For me, characters are what make the story. Sure, I love cool plots Continue reading Writing Exercise: Get To Know Your Characters

Writing Exercise : Let The Image Inspire You

Sometimes a simple image can say so much, whether it’s a photograph, a painting, or even a real life image taking place before your eyes. Have you ever seen two people embracing at the airport? Have you ever seen a Continue reading Writing Exercise : Let The Image Inspire You