For the next couple weeks, I’m giving serious answers to the questions in my humorous post The Top 10 Things People Say to Writers, and How You Should Respond. So when … Continue Reading Nothing But Time
This post is part of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group blog hop. The first Wednesday of every month is Insecure Writer’s Support Group day. Post your thoughts on your own blog. … Continue Reading Being Human Sucks
Be original! It’s one of those rules of writing that as an author, you’re going to hear at least 5,000 times in your writing life, along with such seasoned bits … Continue Reading Originality?
If you want to write stories and sell them, there’s something you already know, or if you haven’t gotten that far yet, you will eventually learn: writing is a business. … Continue Reading We’re In the Showing Off Business
No matter what genre you write in, there’s a particular difficulty that every single author experiences, in every single book, novella, or short story they write. Not once, not in … Continue Reading Looks Aren’t Everything–Or Are They?
I’m knee-deep (more like waist-deep, but I’m trying to get down to the knees) in editing/revising right now, trying to get a book polished up and ready to go for … Continue Reading Editing Hell
This post is part of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group blog hop. The first Wednesday of every month is Insecure Writer’s Support Group day. Post your thoughts on your own blog. … Continue Reading Have You Learned Your Lesson?
Here’s an interesting topic for discussion: what is creativity? And, more importantly, where does creativity come from? For the sake of this discussion, I’ll clarify that I mean “artistic creativity.” … Continue Reading The Gift
Let me ask you a question: how long is a book? I’m asking this as a writer. Most readers think of books in terms of pages, but most writers think … Continue Reading The Long and Short Of It
Of all the silly, outrageous things publishers and agents ask of you when submitting your book, the most silly, outrageous request of all is the one-page synopsis. If you’ve ever … Continue Reading The One-Page Synopsis
This past March, I celebrated the second anniversary of my first book being published. It’s not the first thing I had published, but it was my first full-length book and … Continue Reading Making It In the Writing World
I haunt a few writer’s groups/forums online. Most of them are populated with people around my own skill/experience level, that is, people who have been in the writing game for … Continue Reading Fetishizing The Process
This post might be a little hard to swallow for some. I know when I read up on this subject it opened my eyes to a lot of things I … Continue Reading The Role of Luck In Author Success
If you are here for today’s letter in the A to Z Challenge, please see this post. This post is part of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group blog hop. The first … Continue Reading No News Is Good News
I was trying to come up with a topic for today’s post, and as I sometimes do, I asked my cat what I should write about. As she always does … Continue Reading Our Favorite Toys
I’ve been writing for a lot of years. Way, way too many years (I’m old, folks). Sometimes it’s funny to look back on those years and reflect on the attitudes … Continue Reading Never Say Never
This post is part of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group blog hop. The first Wednesday of every month is Insecure Writer’s Support Group day. Post your thoughts on your own blog. … Continue Reading The Thrill Is Gone
I’ve discovered lately, and maybe you already know this as a writer, that when you actually make yourself focus and write, the more you can write, and sometimes even much … Continue Reading The Joy In Doing
I’ve had a lot of writing tools over the years. I started out in high school writing in notebooks. I got a manual Brother typewriter for Christmas when I was … Continue Reading The Evolution Of Writing Tools
I’ve been writing since I was 13-14. I have tons of written work that is lost to the ravages of time and technological advancement. Notebooks full of stuff I wrote … Continue Reading That’s A Lot Of Stuff