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Posted by on Apr 1, 2016 in Writing Fiction | 12 comments

Heroes and dragons: how to write transformational characters

It’s the ultimate challenge.

It’s the writer’s equivalent of the quest for the Holy Grail.

What is it?

Creating characters that leap off the page and live on in the mind of readers long after the last page of your book has been turned.

If you want to write a book that goes beyond providing a few hours entertainment to the reader and you want to create a book that helps transform their lives, it starts with creating transformational characters that will deliver a message that allows readers to see their own life in a new way or to see the world around them from a new perspective.

Here are the steps I use to create transformational characters.

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Posted by on Jun 5, 2015 in Writing Fiction | 4 comments

How To Become A Successful Self-Published Author

Speaking to people who published their own work online, I have heard the same thing over and over again: writing the book was easy, promoting it was the hard part.

Who could blame them for feeling that way? The internet is an amazing tool, but it is large on a scale we can’t really comprehend. It is only accessible to a portion of the world’s population, and yet billions of people are thought to be using the web.

When you have something so large, filled with so many people, how can you manage to stand out? Much less to become a successful self published author based on that platform. It seems impossible, or at the very least a monumental task that explains why so many people are still reluctant to go that route.

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