Dear Authors…Please Stop Doing This!

Dear Authors…Please Stop Doing This!

When you first began writing, did you ever think you’d have to take care of building your audience at the same time? If you’re anything like me, you didn’t even consider the amount of work it takes to find readers, the pressure of getting noticed,...

How to Promote Your Writing

As a writer, the burning question in your mind might well be “How can I become a successful author?” Well, the truth is that it can be a struggle to get your work recognized and a make a career out of writing. Whether you are looking to become a creative writer or to...
3 Ways to Ease Into Your Writing Life

3 Ways to Ease Into Your Writing Life

Writing is a challenging pursuit at the best of times, even when everything else in life is going smoothly. Realistically, how often is that the case? Most authors don’t have the luxury of a relaxing, optimized writing environment, free from the stress of everyday...

Writing Real Emotional Stories

As a writer, one of my goals is to write with real emotion. It’s not always easy. It is always scary. I can guarantee it’s going to hurt. But it will always be worth it. Last night I submitted a revised copy of The Forgotten Ones to my editor. This...
Calgary Herald Interview

Calgary Herald Interview

So thrilled to be featured in my home town newspaper. I thoroughly enjoyed talking with Eric Volmers from the Calgary Herald. In this article, I discuss where the ideas from my stories come from and more. I hope you enjoy! As Bruce Springsteen once sang, fear is a...

15 Top Social Media Tips for Authors

Social media can seem so overwhelming to authors today. How do they use it? What do they say? What don’t you use it for? I’m thrilled to share my top 15 tips for authors when it comes to using social media with Booksparks and their new online magazine!...