Why & How to Use a Pen Name

Authors have used pen names for centuries, and it's likely you have a read a book by an author using a pseudonym. But what exactly is a pen name, and how and why do authors use them? What is a pen...

Three Words That Dilute the Power of Your Writing

There are three words in fiction that dilute the power of your writing. They’re each so common, I challenge you to find a novel that doesn’t use all three of them hundreds or thousands of times.