Why Writers Should Be Readers

"I don't have time to read." I hear that comment frequently from other writers, and, to be honest, it baffles me. A life without reading? How do you even¬†live? Without a steady diet of reading, my brain grows lazy and it becomes far more difficult for me to write. [Cue five hours of staring at... Continue Reading →

10 Reasons Why Your Readers Distrust You

10. Your story is layered with cliches and tropes. Yes, we're starting off with the big ones.¬†<insert cringe here> There are no twists or turning the cliches on their proverbial heads; instead, every move your protagonist makes is predictable. Soon your reader is wondering, "Haven't I read this story a hundred times?" 9. Too many... Continue Reading →

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