How to Break into the Publishing Industry

People pleading for author support and reviews from their friends need to stop. Yes, I support authors and I support leaving author reviews, but getting riled up about these things is only hurting your progress as a writer. When you ask people to “support” you and they do, 99 times out of 100 it’s because…

Terry’s October Newsletter

Read the first chapter of The Moon King here 🙂 Check out my writing tip videos: Your Villain Is Just the Hero That Succumbed to Her Own Weakness Three Ways to Improve the Introduction of Your Story One Thing That Will Put You Ahead of 100 Other Writers Every Day Check out more writing videos on…

Your Villain Is Just the Hero That Succumbed to Her Own Weakness

Having trouble writing your villain? When I wrote my first novel, I focused so much on building up my main character that I seriously neglected my villain. Turns out my villain was as flat as a board and it seriously impacted my story (not in a good way). It wasn’t until I thought of my…

Three Ways to Improve the Introduction of Your Story

If you’re looking to improve the first few chapters of your novel, here are three impactful ways that I’ve found make my introductions much more compelling. Happy writing! 🙂 Subscribe to my email list to receive my newsletter and writing tips in your inbox.

One Thing That Will Put You Ahead of 100 Other Writers Every Day

“I want to write a novel, but I just don’t have the time.” That’s what I hear from people after they find out I wrote my first novel. Novels don’t just happen. They take a lot of persistence and super hard work: Waking up early to write before work. Saying no to hanging with friends….

Terry’s September Newsletter

(here’s the link to last month’s watercolor newsletter) Here’s the link to my Facebook Page. I also post the videos on my blog here. Here’s the link to The Simple Test That Will Tell You How Compelling Your First Chapter Is That’s all this month. Happy Fall! From Terry! Subscribe to my email list to receive my newsletter and…

The Simple Test That Will Tell You How Compelling Your First Chapter Is

If you think the first chapter of your novel could use some improvement, there’s one simple test that can tell you how to make it better. Kill the main character at the end of your first chapter. This will tell you how compelling your first chapter is. Write something like, “Jim slips off the bridge and falls to his death.”…

Terry’s August Newsletter

Here’s another watercolour newsletter this month! (here’s the link to last month’s newsletter) Here’s the link to the Writing Excuses podcast. That’s all this month. Enjoy the rest of the summer. From Terry! Subscribe to my email list to receive my newsletter and writing tips in your inbox.

This 15 Minute Writing Podcast is like Crack for Aspiring Authors.

I just came across a podcast that has helped me figure out my next step as an aspiring writer. I finished my first novel last October and have stopped querying agents after I got rejections from 47. I know there were a number of glaring flaws in my novel, but I was faced with the question: Do I…

Terry’s July Newsletter

This month I painted my email newsletter with watercolours! Click here to check out James Patterson’s Writing Master Class Click here to ready my story in Fiction Magazine’s New Realm Volume Click here to read my 13 sure-fire ways to avoid bees Subscribe to my emails (I promise I won’t use your email to create an…