12 Habits of Highly Productive Writers (with Commentary)

This infographic came through my Pinterest feed the other day, and it has some useful information to help maximize your writing output. Let’s take them one at a time. They reject the notion of “writer’s block.” I don’t believe it exists. “Writer’s block” is actually a symptom of a different problem. That problem could be […]

Why I Wrote a Book

This is exactly why I decided to go from dreaming of being a writer to actually writing a book. (Grammar Nazis’ heads are spinning after that breach of grammar!) I wrote Charlotte Collins because I wanted to read a book about her, but no such thing existed. So I wrote it. FYI: You can get […]

Updates: April 2017

What I’ve been up to: Sunset Clause is officially in the editing process! The first reading is complete! My fantastic editorial team is geared up and ready to help me make the final book in the Southern Fraud Thriller Series the best it can possibly be! I’m still working on separating J. W. Becton from […]

Writer: Know, Like, and Be Thyself

I debated how to start off this series. Do I begin with a-nuts-and-bolts planning-your-novel post? Or do I begin with a voice post? I’ve decided to begin with voice because voice involves self-awareness. And planning your novel is personal and individual. If you don’t know who you are, you won’t be able to plan your […]