PDFelement: An Alternative to Adobe Acrobat DC

When I started writing my own books, I realized I also needed to format them. At first, I worked with a graphics artist who handled that for me and sent me a PDF file, ready for upload to CreateSpace. A few weeks after uploading the manuscript, realized I needed to...

Fantasy Sub-Genres

When I finished my first book in the Pearseus universe, I was faced with an unexpected problem: everyone kept saying that identifying your genre was important. But my book crossed many genres. It was, essentially, a fantasy tale taking place in the future, with...

30 Sites that Pay Writers

I came across this post from the Maltese Tiger via Don Massenzio’s blog. At first, I wanted to reblog the original post. However, there was no obvious way of doing so, and reblogging Don’s post would make you jump through hoops. After some head-scratching,...

11 Tips For Writing Fantasy

My entire Pearseus series (five books) is sci-fi/fantasy, as are some of my short stories. So I was pretty excited when I came across a post on Reedsy with some great tips on writing fantasy. I’m summarizing here (and adding a few tips of my own), but be sure to...

Google Ngram: An Unlikely Grammar Tool

If you are anything like me, you are probably doing a lot of self-editing as part of your writing process. If so, you may have often wondered how many people would use one expression instead of another during a certain historical period; which version of a word was in...

How to Follow your Dreams through Writing

Getting started with a writing project can be daunting. It is difficult to know if the ideas in your head will look any good on paper, and whether anybody else will want to read them once they’re written down. It can be especially intimidating when you’re starting a...