What is Technical Writing?

Technical writing is a form of writing that helps to explain complicated and complex processes related to a specific job or role. In most cases, technical writing is a set of instructions on how to complete a task. When you buy a TV set at the store, and it comes with a set of instructions […]

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The Six Keys to Writing Romantic Comedy

Getting your readers to laugh and fall in love at the same

romantic comedy

Getting your readers to laugh and fall in love at the same time requires a delicate balance, not a sledgehammer. A successful romantic comedy novel utilizes keen wit while drawing on the full gamut of emotions—and that’s where things get tough. How do you write a compelling story the reader will remember, with a backbone […]

There’s No Such Thing as Writer’s Block!

Or at least not writer's block that you can't overcome!

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Well, of course writer’s block exists, but you must admit the title made you want to read this. Creative writing means being able to write creatively, and while that seems to be one of those “duh” statements, sometimes keeping it simple produces some of the easiest and best reads. While working on a recent project, […]

Be Descriptive But Don’t Waffle On!

Keep them engaged- not bored to death!

Bored woman reading a bad book

As a reader, I am looking for an interesting well-written story by an author who can describe people, places and events and draw me into the story. As a writer, I like to provide my readers with an escape – a few hours where they go into someone else’s life and forget about their troubles.  […]

Are You Having Second Thoughts About Self-Publishing?

An author's account of her struggle with self-publishing.

I am a few months into the release of my first book, “Rising Above Statistics: Success Against All Odds” and the work is just beginning. I chose to self-publish my book and people constantly ask me “Why?” After all, self-publishing is hard work.  Write the book, edit the book, format it, find a cover designer, […]