Being A Better Reader

“When the world becomes a fantasyAnd you’re more than you could ever be‘Cause you’re dreaming with your eyes wide openAnd you know you can’t go back againTo the world that you were living in‘Cause you’re dreaming with your eyes wide open….” ~ The Greatest Showman, ‘Come Alive‘ Reading is a very important part of almost everyone’s…

Getting The Word Out

Some first time authors (myself included) may feel overwhelmed when they think about publicizing and marketing their book. Some might even shy away from these topics because writing that comes from your heart shouldn’t be all about the money right? Well, yeah if you are writing solely for the money then in my opinion you’re…

Inspiration Strikes Twice

We’ve all heard the saying “lightning doesn’t strike twice” (which is actually not true, at least in the literal sense), lucky for us writers inspiration does! No matter what sort of funk you get yourself in or how deep your doldrums are, as long as you are open to it then inspiration will come again…

Falling Storm, Book One of the Pride series

A lioness carrying a costly secret. A leopard drowning under the pressure. A cheetah on the hunt for the truth. Will these three big cats survive the ultimate storm? Saga narrowed her eyes at their target, an old zebra with a limp foot, and launched forward. Her paws slammed into the ground once and the…

Priorities

Your top priority as a writer should be…. You guessed it! Writing. Boring I know. Unless you are said writer. I find my writing very exciting. Sometimes I become so enamored with crafting the story that I forget to eat or associate with my family. The later may be on purpose but you still get…

Showing Your Work

Remember in middle school math class how the teachers’ mantra always used to be ‘show your work’? Well, whereas in math class it didn’t make much sense, (at least to me) it does make sense to apply this rule to writing. Sometimes when I’m in the writing zone I tend to have a mind for only one…

Free Books To Celebrate The New Year

Escape From Kitty City the ebook will be FREE starting tomorrow Jan 7th through Jan 11th. Get it before this amazing deal ends! Get a FREE exclusive digital copy of the newest novella in The Meer Series by subscribing to The Burrow Newsletter! What will you get from subscribing to The Burrow? News relating to upcoming…

Act III: The Result

Act III is the outcome of your novel and should take up roughly, 25-10% of the novel. To close the category on how to write the beginning of your novel I am going to outline the structure that each act in a novel should have. The source that I used to gather this information is…

Act II: The Clash

Act II of your novel, otherwise known as the middle of your novel, should make up roughly 50-65% of your novel. To close the category on how to write the beginning of your novel I am going to outline the structure that each act in a novel should have. The source that I used to…

Act I: The Foundation

Act I of your story is the base that you will construct everything from. To close the category on how to write the beginning of your novel I am going to outline the structure that each act in a novel should have. The source that I used to gather this information is Joseph Bates’s book The…