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May 2, 2018

Meaning, does it meet a reader's checklist of the genre? Before I need to see how innovative a book is, I need to see if it contains the basic scenes that a reader picks up a Murder Mystery to read. If it has the bones of a Murder Mystery. If it is inherently a Mur...

November 17, 2017

"If it's not working, let it go.

I'm proud to be contributing to the Story Grid Fundamental Fridays blog today! Click here to read my article. Keep reading for a pep talk on how to hit Delete. 

A story climaxes at the crossroads of an ultimate dilemma for the protagoni...

October 26, 2017

National Novel Writing Month--better known as NaNoWriMo--is almost upon us! NaNoWriMo is an opportunity to commit to writing a full novel (50,000 words) in the month of November. It's an invitation to write daily without worrying about "word vomit" or beautiful scenes....

October 17, 2017

I'm writing and sharing this post real quick to make. myself. do. the. work. this chilly, cozy morning: I am under contract to write and publish Agatha Christie's The Murder of Roger Ackroyd: Story Grid Edition!!!

I am analyzing one of the queen of murder mystery's best...

July 21, 2017

I'm an editor on a mission to learn all I can about this industry -- and I'm taking your questions as I go! I'm continuing my series ASK ME ANYTHING: STORY AND PUBLISHING this week with a question on how I became an editor. Thank you for all your great questions so far...

June 30, 2017

Today I'm celebrating a month of blogging! For me, this is a big deal. I have now written 6 total blog posts for this Ask Me Anything: Story + Publishing series--my first-ever 6 blog posts, that is.

As of mid-May, I was anti-blogging. I didn’t want to produce click-bait...

June 23, 2017

Do you have a question about writing your story, editing, publishing, anything book-related? I’m an editor on a quest to learn all I can about this industry. And I'd like to share with you! Let's help each other out. If I don’t have the answer, I’ll go find it for you!...

June 17, 2017

I'm an editor on a mission to learn all I can about this industry -- and I'm taking your questions as I go! I'm continuing my series ASK ME ANYTHING: STORY AND PUBLISHING this week with a question on page-count and being prepared to work with an editor. Thank you for a...

June 8, 2017

I'm an editor on a mission to learn all I can about this industry -- and I'm taking your questions as I go! I'm continuing my series ASK ME ANYTHING: STORY AND PUBLISHING this week with another great question about self-publishing. Thank you for all your great question...

June 1, 2017

I’m so excited to start this Ask Me Anything: Story & Publishing series, where you can ask me any questions you have about writing, editing, publishing—and anything related. If I don’t have an answer for you, I likely know someone who does! This week, Kari asked a few...

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