Diverse Voices Series: Showcasing Diversity Within the LGBTQ Community

Please join us in welcoming today’s guest to Writer Unboxed: Leta Blake, author of the bestselling book Smoky Mountain Dreams and the fan favorite Training Season. Leta’s educational and professional background is in psychology and finance, respectively, however, her passion has always been for writing. She enjoys crafting romance stories and exploring the psyches of made-up people. At […]

What Cliché Is

Cheating. No really, the cheating factor is why so many people get irritated when they spot cliché. Leftovers are boring. There are micro and macro versions of cliché, even global versions of cliché, but regardless of their severity, your clichés end up as little more than cheating, leftovers, microwaved vittles pulled from some unnamed dead […]

How Reading (and Writing) Obituaries Can Improve Your Fiction

Great characters are the heart and soul of every great novel. And even though I’ve published three novels, I struggle every time with how to make my characters real—rich, multi-dimensional, relatable. Recently, in the middle of my current WIP, I discovered something that has changed character writing for me forever: Obituaries. I needed to write […]