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

How to use reality TV to create dynamite characters for your fiction

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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

How I got my short stories published in The People’s Friend

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This week marks my seventh short story published by women’s magazine The People’s Friend. But mine wasn’t an instant success … Read More

The People’s Friend’s Writer of the Week

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I’m thrilled to be The People’s Friend’s Writer of the Week. Here’s a short interview from their blog. What inspired … Read More