I write novels, screenplays, and works of non-fiction. I share my passion for writing with advice, tips, book reviews for writers, and more. This page will also feature any works in progress and samples of my work.

  • Jeff Herman’s Great Guide for Writers

    Jeff Herman’s Guide to Book Publishers, Editors, & Literary Agents: Who they are, What they want, and How to win them over (29th Edition) This excellent reference book is now in its 29th edition. I reviewed an earlier iteration a few years back and was quite impressed with it. This new version updates the listing […]

  • A Style Guide for Indigenous Writing

    Elements of Indigenous Style : A Guide For Writing By And About Indigenous Peoples by Gregory Younging This book is the first of its kind and a much needed reference tool for authors, writers, and creators to make sure they are using culturally appropriate publishing practices. If you are writing about Indigenous Peoples in any […]

  • Writing Can Help You Learn

    “Writing is thinking on paper. Anyone who thinks clearly should be able to write clearly—about any subject at all.” That sounds like a challenge, doesn’t it? The truth is that we can learn a lot when we take the time to write about it. Unfortunately, many of us have a fear of writing. William Zinsser […]

  • Write a Song with Jeff Tweedy

    Jeff Tweedy, of the band Wilco, shared three things he does everyday to help him write the great songs that he is known for. First, he stockpiles words, language, and lyrics by doing exercises like freewriting , writing poems , refining , and revising. He also stockpiles music, songs, and parts of songs by “making […]

  • Move Through the Bad to Get Better

    Jeff Tweedy, of the band Wilco, has this advice for people who want to write songs. I think it can apply to any creative endeavor and would even work to help motivate our students. Be Okay With Bad “It’s going to be a tough assignment if you only want to make good songs. I want […]

  • Can a Poem Save Your Life?

    Write a Poem, Save Your Life: A Guide for Teens, Teachers, and Writers of All Ages by Meredith Heller “The first line is a gift, whispered in my ear; I don’t know where it comes from, but I know it’s my lifeline. I grab hold of the words, write them down, and then dive in […]

  • Chase March Writes

    I have written screenplays, novels, and am working on a few different projects. I share my passion for writing with advice, tips, and book reviews for writers. This page will also feature any works in progress and samples of my work.

  • Objectivity and Feedback for Writers – The Ultimate Checklist

    The Author’s Checklist: An Agent’s Guide to Developing and Editing Your Manuscript by Elizabeth K. Kracht “Behind every bestselling author . . . is a handful of agents who likely gave that author the feedback they needed to revise and get where they are.” Elizabeth K. Kracht is a literary agent who realized that many […]

  • Exercise Your Writing Muscle

    Exercise Your Writing Muscle

    “You can begin to bring writing into your life with small exercises that needn’t take more than ten minutes at a pop. And, again, there is no right or wrong here – just opportunities to use a muscle that has gone unused for too long.” In his book, Seven Steps to Confident Writing, Alan Gelb […]

  • Set the Page on Fire

    Writers, Set Your Pages on Fire!

    Set the Page of Fire: Secrets of Successful Writers by Steve O’Keefe “Everyone who can read is qualified to write and capable of crafting something in print that is powerful and important.” I took lots of notes while reading this book. The above quote is one of my favourites. So, if you’ve never written anything […]