Thanks for dropping by! Here you’ll find plenty of writing tips, from dealing with writer’s block to bolstering up that sagging middle, and everything in between. Most of what I’ve learned about writing comes from training for triathlons, and since I can’t be the only tri-geek writer, I’ve got a whole section of triathlon tips, too. Never done one? Check out a couple of those articles. You might just wanna Tri.

So mugs up, swim caps on, and let’s dive in!

Announcements:

Way-Word Writers Podcast interview-Listen now.

I had a great time chatting with the folks over at Way-Word Writers, sharing insight on the journey to THE GRIM READER, how it’s designed to help writers get the pesky details right, when plotting perilous drug scenes, and how to use drug backgrounds to create deeper, more relatable characters.

Jane Friedman – Read a review and excerpt of The Grim Reader on Jane Friedman’s blog.

5-Star Reviews

The Grim Reader is getting 5-star reviews and I’m ecstatic!

It’s not just about overdoses. The Grim Reader is designed to help you turn fake drug scenes into realistic page-turners. No more ‘instant dead’ drug scenes in spy or thriller stories. Need a “truth serum” scene? The Grim Reader has you covered, with tips on what to (and what not to do). Need to figure out what drug fits your scenario? The Grim Reader includes symptom tables and indexes to help you pick just the right focus for your plot.

1/8/2024: The Grim Reader is being published in just a few days! Pre-order today and it will automatically ship on January 16th. This is a great gift for any writer, including yourself! Get tips and tricks to penning believable drug-related dangers and deep character backstories to help you get started on your next novel. Check out my book page for quick order links. Coming out from Red Lightening Books and Indiana Universtiy Press.

10/13/2022: I am so thrilled to announce THE GRIM READER: PUTTING YOUR CHARACTERS IN PERIL (A PHARMACISTS GUIDE FOR AUTHORS) was picked up by Dan Crissman at Indiana University Press through the incredible efforts of Amy Collins at Talcott Notch Literary Services!!

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