The Middle Articles

Keep Going: 5 mindset shifts to help you reach The End

First off, Happy Halloween! As a horror writer, I LOVE Halloween. And the entire month of October is just my favorite over all. I was so pleased (and also frightened) by the fact that this October...

Getting into character: the carrier of your driving force and your story’s soul

In the previous weeks, you discovered the driving force behind your story and the soul of your story. The next step is to decide who is the best person to carry and deliver your message to the world...

When is the best time to share your work?

A few weekends ago, I taught the Create Your Writing Life with the CAN DO Formula masterclass at the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers Colorado Gold conference. It. Was. Awesome. As my first time...

Celebrating the Little Things: The Importance of Your Own Definition of Success

Before we dig in to talking about success, let’s talk about a few different concepts and definitions. Last week you learned about the Big Deal Goal or BDG of finishing a 90,000 word manuscript and...