Tips for Aspiring Writers


Do you have a dream of publication?

Then you’ve come to the right place! Jody has a heart for encouraging and teaching aspiring authors.

Jody’s Blog is a chronicle of her writing journey. She offers advice, encouragement, and inspiration based on all that she’s learned about writing, publication, and marketing in today’s tough publishing industry.



Articles on Writing by Jody:

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Getting Published:
Pre-Writing Planning:
Developing Characters:
Getting Started With the First Draft:
Basic Writing Mechanics:
Taking Your Story to the Next Level:
Time Management & Growth:



More Writing Helps:

Every writer needs to keep learning and growing in the craft of writing. Jody has compiled an extensive list of Helpful Writing Books that can help you in your efforts to push yourself to the next level.

Jody has also made available her Character Worksheet. This character worksheet was specially developed by Jody to make her characters come alive.  Feel free to use all or parts of it in your own writing process.


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