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Should I use internal dialogue in a short story or novel?

Should I use internal dialogue in a short story or novel?

My friend and fellow author Eliza June Sapphire and I were recently having a chat about internal dialogue, or what another friend calls free and direct thoughts. We might also call them an internal aside. In theater, an aside is when a character says something not to...

Prioritize readers and the profits will follow

Prioritize readers and the profits will follow

One of the most common mistakes I see new authors making is focusing on capitalizing on their work too early. Until you have an audience that can sustain a fulltime income that you can live on, your top goal is to connect with new readers. To win the game, so to...

One Step at a Time

One Step at a Time

The only thing that we can ever do is take the next step. I once worked with an author who said, “God told me I’m going to sell 100,000 books by the end of the year.” His book wasn’t even released by the end of the year. The timeline of the prophecy shifted to “in the...

How to eliminate profanity from your writing

How to eliminate profanity from your writing

So you don’t want to use profanity in your writing? I understand, and that may be an admirable goal. But it also means you have a really big problem. In real life, people use profanity. You are putting a rule around your writing that will almost always diverge your...

Look Where You Want to Go

Look Where You Want to Go

I have an on-again, off-again relationship with motorcycles. When I first got my license, the toughest part of the riding exam for me was the tight turn in the maneuverability portion of the test. At a slow speed, you have to turn the bike 180 degrees inside of a box...