5 Reasons to Officially Sign Up for NaNoWriMo

5 Reasons to Officially Sign Up for NaNoWriMo

This post was originally published October 23, 2015. But with NaNoWriMo starting up again tomorrow, I thought you’d enjoy it! This year, I’ve officially signed up for NaNoWriMo again. I briefly considered doing it unofficially, but then I realized that I would be missing out on several benefits that I really enjoy. While doing NaNoWriMo […]

How to REALLY Reach Your Readers: What Theme Drives the Plot of Your Life?

How to REALLY Reach Your Readers: What Theme Drives the Plot of Your Life?

What theme drives the plot of your life? Seems like a strange question, but I think it’s a valid one. Every entrepreneur, let alone writer, should answer this question. Because from your “theme” overflows your message. And, of course, the message is what you’re trying to convey to your audience/readers. I like to call this […]

Top Christian Historical Romance Books of All Time

Readers, I thought I’d compile a reading list for you (as if your TBR list isn’t long enough/tall enough already!!). Historical romance has a special place in my heart, so I thought I’d let you know my favorite Christian Historical Romance Books of all time. (Click on the pictures to go to Amazon.) I’m judging […]

The Reason for Cyclical Writing

The Reason for Cyclical Writing

I’m plotting a book. Yes. I’m a plotter. 100%. Here is a picture of the current book I’m plotting. Needless to say, I’m up to my eyeballs in sticky-note-plot-points, planning worksheets, mini-brainstorming posts with critique partners, etc. And for a reason I couldn’t understand, I found myself being too cyclical in my plot. Cyclical writing […]

Dear Reader: Chasing Your Dreams

Dear Reader: Chasing Your Dreams

Dear Reader, You are worthy of your dreams. Sometimes we tell ourselves we’re not. We say we aren’t talented enough, not practiced enough, to “make it big.” That no one would want to see us dance, hear us sing, read our stories. That we’re little fish in a great big pond. And you know what? […]

The Psychology of Color in Marketing and Branding

The Psychology of Color in Marketing and Branding

This week, I want to discuss the psychology behind color choices in branding and marketing, especially for writers. Believe it or not, we as consumers are influenced by colors. Green – Seen as a color of peace and growth.  Red – Seen as a color of boldness and strength. Purple – Seen as a color […]

What is Author Branding, and Can I Write in Multiple Genres?

What is Author Branding, and Can I Write in Multiple Genres?

  What is branding? Well… do you want the short or long answer? The short answer is that branding is how you make yourself recognizable to the public. Your brand is your personal ‘spice’ that helps people pick you out of a lineup of other writers. Author #1 writes historical romance, and her sentences are […]