Picking A Title For Your Novel

The title is one of the most crucial things to your book's success. It can draw readers in, or send them away, so it's important you choose it carefully. These are the things to keep in mind when deciding the title of your book--the things I most considered when choosing the title for my novel, Outliers.... Continue Reading →

5 Tips For Building Confidence in Your Writing

All writers have experienced those moments of self-doubt, but there are things you can do to help yourself feel better about your writing. Here are my five tips for boosting confidence in your writing (and most skills). #1: Always Learn Learn everything you can about your craft, and never stop. No writer knows everything, no... Continue Reading →

Choosing Between U.S. and U.K. English

I struggled for awhile, debating between U.S. and U.K. English. As a Canadian, I use a bit of both. I keep the u in words like colour, but I say "elevator", not "lift".  These are the three things I took into consideration when deciding which English to use for Outliers (to be published this summer). #1: Target... Continue Reading →

Writing & Blogging Part-Time

Most writers have to balance writing time with a day-job, school, taking care of a family, etc.. It can feel like it's impossible to be a successful writer (whether you're a novelist, blogger, poet, or any other writer) while juggling other commitments. As hard as it is though, many people do it. Personally, I am... Continue Reading →

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