The Cliff Notes on Characters
First, I would like to thank William Parker (of Softpress Publishing) for inviting me to appear on his blog today. I am sincerely honored. When invited to be a guest blogger, I gave quite a bit of thought as to what I could offer to the writing community that they don’t see in a dozen … Continue reading Scammers Among Us – Beware!
I suppose we all have our own opinion on what the number one cause of anguish is for any new writer, but for today... my blog, my opinion 🙂 I network with hundreds to thousands of writers each week. Some are seasoned, but most are still fledglings trying on their writer's wings. They have the … Continue reading Writing, Tattoos, and Inhibitions…
I read a blog post today (by Ali Luke) that claimed to have 10 writing tips and tricks you hadn’t heard before. I’m not here to debate whether her claim is accurate. I’m here to add one to it. I recently put aside the third book in a series to begin working on an idea … Continue reading The Hat Trick – (The Writing Trick That Helps Me)
If you keep up with the news you've probably heard about the book by James Comey, A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership, set for release tomorrow, April 17th. From Amazon: In his forthcoming book, former FBI director James Comey shares his never-before-told experiences from some of the highest-stakes situations of his career in the past … Continue reading A Higher Loyalty
So you wrote a book. Now what? Do you need an agent? An editor? Can you submit directly to a publisher? What's the difference between a query and a submission and which should you send? There are a ton of questions once you've finished writing your book and The Writer's Market can answer them. Rather … Continue reading Writer’s Market 2018
I read roughly 3-4 books a week. I used to review most of what I read, but I no longer have the time. I've thought about keeping a reading journal and simply putting out an end-of-year statement. It would probably be easier. Although still an avid reader, what has changed is my reading preferences. As … Continue reading The Devil All the Time