Terry’s April Watercolour Writing Newsletter

Read the first chapter of The Moon King here Follow my watercolour story about a mouse and an egg on Instagram Here’s the link to last month’s watercolor newsletter That’s all for this month!

Terry’s December Watercolour Writing Newsletter

Read the first chapter of The Moon King here Read David’s review of The Moon King here Here’s the link to last month’s watercolor newsletter That’s all this month. Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and Happy Writing! From Terry 🙂 Subscribe to my email list to receive my next newsletter.

I Was Embarrassed That I Was Writing A Novel

At first I didn’t tell anyone I was writing a novel. I was super embarrassed about it. Now, I’m like, “Ef you embarrassment!” and I punch my embarrassment in the face and now everyone knows I’m doing writing things. Actually, telling people has only boosted my confidence and I’ve gained so many writing friends who…

Terry’s November Watercolour Writing Newsletter

Read the first chapter of The Moon King here  Check out my writing tip videos: How to Break into the Publishing Industry How Much Time You Need to Spend Promoting Your Novel Every Plot Point Must Test Your Character’s Beliefs Your Purpose For Writing Determines Everything Make Your Novel More Compelling by Using Emotion Here’s…

Every Plot Point Must Test Your Character’s Beliefs

Writing a Novel? Using plot points as a way to test and strengthen what your main character believes in will make their development more fulfilling. Subscribe to my email list to receive my newsletter and writing tips in your inbox.

How Much Time You Need to Spend Promoting Your Novel

How many agents have you queried? One? If it took you a year to write your first novel, then why wouldn’t you spend at least a year promoting it? The writing industry is extremely saturated, so finding an agent or publisher is all about persistence. Kim Liao even suggests aiming for 100 rejection letters every…

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…

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….

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.”…