As fantasy author DK Drake, my mission is to bring you entertaining, engaging, wholesome adventures too packed with action to leave room for eye-rolling sappiness or mind-numbing fluff.
As a creative writing coach, my mission is to help authors find their voice, craft captivating stories, and finish book after book.
If you are a new novelist, don’t let this happen to you: When I started writing my first novel right out of college, my mental game was weak. I felt like an imposter because no one had given me permission to write. It took me decades to gain confidence because of this mental barrier of […]
Developing characters is my favorite part of the storytelling process, and I tend to go a bit overboard with creating the backstory for my people. I like knowing where they came from, how they think, and what kinds of experiences they have had prior to jumping into the pages of my stories. But because I’m […]
Here we are in week 2 of the novella writing process. Last week, we did the foundational market research and sketched our book’s cover. If you need details on those steps, check out week 1’s writing plan. Now in week 2, we’re going to work on three of the four foundational elements of our story: […]
Short on time but want to write a novella? If you start today, you can have a book writing win by this summer following this 18-week novella writing plan. LISTEN TO THE PODCAST HERE. Besides, writing a novella is great training for novel writing. When I first decided to be a writer, I started by […]
Podcast Episodes 6-26 Listen to a chapter at a time Includes Prologue – Chapter 18 of The Dragon Collector included in the storytelling blitz An Insider Tip from Author DK Drake is included in each episode 21 Storytelling Episodes Featuring The Dragon Collector Prologue I: Rescue the Newborn Prologue II: Javan’s Seventh Birthday […]
“No, I’m not changing genres again. I like being DK and writing fantasy stories about dragons. What I am shifting is my podcast focus. I’m hitting pause on Rise from Stuck and starting fresh with Published Before College, a podcast for creative kids and avid readers who want to learn how to tell great stories.” […]