I used to use Word and Excel for the majority of my writing before. They aren’t bad tools, but between having a PC and a Mac, transferring the files through email, cloud storage, and an external drive to get the files where I wanted to work on them, and then having to get those files in… Read More


A while ago I read Will Hartzell-Baird’s Death Mill Mansion http://www.amazon.com/Death-Mill-Mansion-Lighthearted-Comedy-ebook/dp/B00408ANA0 and was impressed with all the plots and details he kept track of throughout the book. In really fun and interesting ways, he would bring back characters and plot devices that I had completely forgotten about.   I often wonder how great authors keep… Read More


I recently altered the way I approach outlining a story. For the first draft of my novel, my outlining was very detailed. Each bullet point had a lot of descriptions. As I would write down what was happening in the scene, I’d get ideas on what was going on in the character’s head, or twists… Read More