Maintaining Focus while Remaining Open

Maintaining Focus while Remaining Open

When it comes to writing, no matter where you are in terms of skill or talent, it's important to keep focused on your own goals while also keeping yourself open to new ideas, techniques, and attitudes. It is a personal balance between application of knowledge and individual direction. Discernment is a powerful tool for an [...]

Chapter length: How long is too short?

Chapter length is a decision every author has to make when putting together a novel. While less of an issue with short stories, novels have to be broken up in ways that are easily consumable by readers. There is no specific number that is the ideal length for a chapter. Like most elements of a novel, [...]

F is for Freedom #AtoZChallenge

F is for Freedom #AtoZChallenge

Warning: Cerebral rant ahead. Freedom is a word used by many people in various ways. As an American writer, freedom is a concept and value that I've been raised to not only consider, but defend and fight for freedom as an inalienable right. Yet freedom does not mean 'actions without consequence'. There is always the [...]