I’m Alive

It’s been a wild year, and I’m glad to say I’m still here fighting the good fight. The last few months I’ve taken a little time for my family, and I’ve stayed a bit out of the spotlight. I did this for them (and for me), because the last year HAS BEEN INSANE. I published a short, illustrated novella and told 10,000 people about it on Facebook. A lot of them told me how much they loved SOPHIA’S JOURNAL. I published my first novel, BLOOD 4 LIFE, then I published my second, QUEEN’S GAMBIT. Then I finished writing my third…

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My Draft Zero Process

I have a unique approach to creative writing I call the Draft Zero Process. My Draft Zero Process might be something similar to what other writers do. It may only be a new perspective on a well established work-flow, but because it has made such a significant impact on my productivity, I’d like to share it. Some believe in outlining a story before writing it, while others insist that such a practice binds them—and their characters—too rigidly. Many argue that the characters in a story must be granted their own voice and be given the freedom to respond to the…

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The Writer’s Spaceship

No matter if you’re writing non-fiction, sci-fi romance, or YA historical high fantasy, every author could benefit from having a writer’s spaceship. We’re creative people, but we can be distracted. Sometimes, words don’t fly onto ‘the paper’ as often or as frequently as we like, and one solution I’ve come across is the author’s spaceship. The benefits are astronomical, haha, with only a little cost. Of course I’m not actually talking about a physical rocketship with humanoid-passenger carrying abilities; I’m talking about a work area. The idea is simple: you create a creative cockpit, where you strap yourself in for the great…

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