A Basic Guide to Becoming a Ghostwriter

Making a living as a writer can be hard. Sometimes, it helps to remember that publishing our books isn’t the only way to achieve this. Ghostwriting can be a satisfying and lucrative profession that can help put bread on the table when things are slow. This guide...

Emotional Beats: Ways to Portray Joy

Back in September, I published Emotional Beats: How to Easily Convert your Writing into Palpable Feelings. As promised, I will be posting the book on my blog. So, here is the next installment, listing beats you can use to convey: Joy Hopefully, our characters will...

Emotional Beats: Ways to Portray Relaxation

In September, I published Emotional Beats: How to Easily Convert your Writing into Palpable Feelings. As promised, I will be posting the book on my blog. So, here is the next installment, listing beats you can use to convey: Relaxation In a sense, this category is the...

Glen, Stream, River: 58 Words to Describe Bodies of Water

For my 25th birthday, our good friend Mike took Electra and me for hill-climbing to the McDonalds stronghold outside of Edinburgh. On our way there, we passed two streams, which Mike identified as Glen Doom and Glen Sorrow. Their charming names notwithstanding, I...

Emotional Beats: Ways to Portray Interest

In September, I mentioned the launch of Emotional Beats: How to Easily Convert your Writing into Palpable Feelings. As promised, I will be posting the book on my blog. So, here is the next installment, listing beats you can use to convey: Interest Commonly used in a...

What to Do if You Have Just Decided to Write a Book

This is a guest post by Lucy Adams of BuzzEssay. What to Do if You Have Just Decided to Write a Book Every person has something to say. If you feel your “something” is worth a whole book, don’t hold yourself back. The gift of writing is invaluable, so sit...

Emotional Beats: Ways to Portray Desire

Last month, I mentioned the launch of Emotional Beats: How to Easily Convert your Writing into Palpable Feelings. As promised, here is the first installment from the book. It lists beats you can use to convey desire. Desire Many of the reactions mentioned in surprise,...