Why growth mindset is the number one thing you need to become a better writer (and a better person)

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‘Growth mindset’ might sound like one of those annoying buzzwords, but it describes an attitude shift that has helped me … Read More

Should writers be sweating the adverb?

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I recently read a prominent author’s top three writing tips and one of them was that old chestnut, “don’t use … Read More

5 tips for killing it in your next podcast or radio interview

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I’ve been doing a few radio and virtual interviews recently to promote Dead Ringer and I’ve made plenty of mistakes … Read More

Build compelling characters using reality TV archetypes

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For guaranteed drama, take a leaf out a casting director’s book and use reality TV archetypes to build fascinating characters … Read More

5 writing lessons you can learn from reality TV

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Here’s a writing assignment for you: turn on the TV! The reality TV casting process provides a devilishly fun way … Read More

The one thing I changed about my writing process that took me from slush pile to publication

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I made one (very simple) change to my writing process a couple of years ago that’s been truly transformative. Previously, … Read More

5 ways to make your fiction unputdownable

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Even quiet stories can (and should) have that gotta-keep-reading quality to them. But how can we as writers make sure … Read More

5 things I’ve learned as a beginner in public speaking

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Public speaking has always been a huge fear of mine, but over the last year, I’ve been working on getting … Read More