Top 50 Middle-Grade Must-Reads, Crossword

Top 50 Middle-Grade Must-Reads, Crossword

Making some new crossword puzzles for all those avid readers/puzzlers out there. This is a crossword puzzle put together around what GoodReads.com says is the top 50 must-read middle school/middle-grade books. Think you know your favorite book’s author? Give the...
Quotes for Writers

Quotes for Writers

Sometimes it’s nice to know that as a writer, you are not alone. These are some fun and funny quotes for you to ponder on in your own writing journey!   Feel free to follow the Pinterest board for more quotes coming your...
Creating Suspense

Creating Suspense

Our friends at the New York Times got Lee Child to write a little op-ed about suspense. Well worth the read! How do you create suspense? I’m asked that question often, and it seems that every writers’ symposium has a class with that title. It’s an important technical...
10 Rules of Writing

10 Rules of Writing

Okay, so maybe this has been blogged to death. I just found Margaret Atwood’s advice rather helpful today. Maybe you will too! Take a pencil to write with on aeroplanes. Pens leak. But if the pencil breaks, you can’t sharpen it on the plane, because you can’t...
Good Design, The Lifters

Good Design, The Lifters

Okay, we’re taking a bit of a turn here in the blog. Moving away from the spooky and about things that go bump in the night. I turn now to something also very near and dear to my heart: good design.y Yes, yes, I know… for some of you “design”...