3 Tips to Improve Description

In today’s video, Chris gives three tips on how to improve description in your writing. These tips include what Chris calls the power of inheritance, showing how the character is impacted, and using the scenery. For more details and some examples of each of these, check out the video below!

Cover Design for Non-Designers

In today’s video, Chris gives some tips for how to design a book cover that will sell books, including three rules he follows when getting the cover made. He also shows how he makes mockups of his covers to give to artists, and some of the steps he takes to refine his artwork with the…

The #CockyGate Author Scandal

In this week’s video, Chris addresses a recent event in the author world, nicknamed “CockyGate”. Recently an author named Faleena Hopkins was granted a trademark to the word “cocky”, which resulted in quite a scandal. Chris explains what exactly happened, the results of Faleena’s actions, and what lessons other authors can take away from the…

You Don’t Go from A to C

In this week’s video, Chris talks about the importance of setting realistic milestones. Many authors try to skip ahead to their end goal without taking the time to complete the necessary intermediate steps, and they often end up failing or getting discouraged as a result. Check out the video below to hear Chris’s thoughts on…

Quick Tip: 3 Types of Character Flaws

In today’s video, a follow up to last week’s 4 Pillars of Great Characters, Chris discusses 3 types of flaws that characters can have to give them depth. Flaws make characters more relatable and help provide them motivation for their actions. Check out the video below to find out what the types of flaws are…

Quick Tip: 4 Pillars of Great Characters

In today’s quick tip video, Chris talks about the four pillars of great characters. These are the four qualities or characteristics that allow you to create memorable, believable characters. This is a topic that will be covered in his upcoming book, Plot Gardening. Check out the video below to learn about the four pillars!