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Finding Plot Holes with a Synopsis

| March 16, 2020

One of the things that I realized when I was working on the synopsis for my novel was that it’s a fantastic way to find all of those plot holes that still exist in your manuscript. When you have to break down all of the things that happen in the novel, you realize where you’ve […]

Synopsis Construction

| March 2, 2020

Since I’ve been working on my synopsis for a novel recently, I’ve put a lot of thought into how to construct a synopsis. Thankfully, a lot of other people have thought about this too! Shalee McArthur offers a five-step plan for writing a synopsis that I’ve found helpful, particularly for coming up with a short […]

Scenes from a Quiet Apocalypse: What’s It All About?

| January 18, 2018

My next novella,┬áScenes from a Quiet Apocalypse, will be out in a couple of weeks, and it’s available for pre-order now! The title hints at what it’s about, but the blurb explains it a bit better! Without warning, most of humanity stopped speaking. Acting in silent unison, they overthrew the world in service to an […]