• 5 Reasons You’re Still an Amateur Writer

    Amateur isn’t a bad word and being an amateur writer isn’t a bad thing. We all started there — technically it just means that you’re pursuing your work on an unpaid basis. Eventually, most of us, though, want to make the jump from amateur to pro. I think that can look like different things for different […]

  • You’re not Stephen King

    Yet. I think one day, you totally can be as great or even better. Here’s why I’m saying this to you right now. Someone stumbled on an article about common mistakes new writers make — mistakes that make it really easy for editors to toss you into the no pile — and she was incensed. I’ll […]

  • Storyed: The subscription box for writers and storytellers

    So for a long time, I’ve wanted to do a monthly subscription box for writers and more-inclusively those who’d call themselves storytellers, something along the lines of Lootcrate or Birchbox… So, here it is: STORYED Our first box is going to be shipping soon. We’re still in the design phase but we’re picturing books on storytelling, writing […]

  • 8 Ways to Spark and Build Your Imagination

    Your imagination is one of your most precious possessions. It’s the fuel to your creative fires. But— sometimes our imaginations aren’t quite as active or developed as they could be. I’m here to help. Here are 8 imagination building exercises and ideas.

  • How to Make a Podcast

    In this handy guide, you’ll not only learn how to make a podcast, but the questions you must answer if you want your podcast to be successful.

  • Learn the Three Act Structure

    Story structure doesn’t have to be so complicated. I have a pretty basic guide in which I try to break it down into really simple terms and parts: the beginning, middle and end. If you’re really clever, you noticed that was just a repackaging of a time-tested story form known as the three act structure.