What to Do When You Have Too Many Story Ideas

Are You Drowning in Story Ideas? What’s the best problem a writer can have? Too Many Ideas Syndrome (TMIS). TMIS is the opposite of writer’s block. It’s that sensation when you have so much inspiration, you feel overwhelmed. What story

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My Quarter-Life Revelation, or Enjoy the Journey

My entire life, I’ve looked forward to turning 25. As a child, I viewed it as the final milestone to reaching “real” adulthood. At 25, you’ve been out of college for three years–long enough to get your life together and

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Guest Post: Why Books Are Important From a Writer’s Perspective by Joe Baldwin

We have everything we could ever want in this cruel world. We just have to come and get it. As simple as it may seem, getting all the things what we want can be a bit tough. First off, we

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Writing and Publishing Resources for Independent Authors

While I share a lot of my own experience and advice in writing and publishing articles, I thought it was time to highlight some of the many writing and publishing resources that I turn to for information and inspiration. This

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Month-End Update: February 2017

And so ends the too-short month of February. Fun fact (courtesy of my new Amazon Echo): apparently, February used to have more days, but the emperor Augustus stole a few for August so his namesake month wouldn’t be the shortest.

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New Book Release: Imperial Towers (Book of Never: 5) by Ashley Capes

It’s a great week to be a bookwormdragon! I’m excited to announce that another author and friend has a new book out. Ashley Capes writes epic fantasy, genre-blending fantasy thrillers and gorgeous poetry. He’s just released the fifth novel in

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New Book Release: Curiosity and the Sentient’s Oblation by Zachary Paul Chopchinski

I’m thrilled to announce that my friend and fellow independent author, Zachary Paul Chopchinski, has just released the third novel in his Gabrielle series. If you haven’t read any of the books, they follow Gabrielle as she travels through different

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In honor of World Poetry Day, here's one of my favorite poems, written back in 2012.