It seems like there are "experts" everywhere: writing experts, marketing experts, fashion experts, organizational experts... The list goes on to infinity. But what makes an expert an expert? How do we define an expert? Let's go to the dictionary! expert noun ex·pert| \ ˈek-ˌspərt \ :one with the special skill or knowledge representing mastery of a particular subject —Merriam-Webster… Continue reading What Makes Someone an Expert?
A few months ago, I got out my own way and joined...a local writers group! YAY!!! So far, it's been fun. It took me years to find the courage to do this, to look people in the eye after they've read my words. But honestly, everyone in the room is going through the same thing,… Continue reading Writing Exercise: Descriptions
What do The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver, Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay, and Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel have in common? They're all award-winning stories written by talented authors. Yet, these three books are also different genres, different styles of writing, different timelines and locations, different points of view, different everything! So what do… Continue reading How to Write a Novel with Multiple Storylines