Tag: writing

  • MY 2022 PUBLISHING ANNIVERSARY – It’s Been Five Years!

    Allow me to begin with a celebration of what’s been accomplished in the last five years. One of my books is no longer available and one is yet to be released, so the figures actually represent ten books. Looks impressive, right? Well it is, though I haven’t quit my day job! The vast majority of […]


    It seems like more than four years have gone by since the release of my first book. Having re-visited the last three anniversary posts, I discovered that while the tune has changed, the dance remains the same. Progress? Undoubtedly. Frustration? By the bushel. Pleasure? Enough to keep me addicted. Desire to continue? Yes! Before looking […]

  • When to Murder Your Darlings

    My current manuscript is almost finished, yet I have a most onerous task before me—one which must be completed before anyone sees it. Some of my darlings must die, sliced from the story in a ruthless culling of extraneous words. In and of themselves, the passages convey interesting and useful information, or so I thought […]

  • Thanksgiving Musings 2020

    Uncomfortable. Challenging. Scary. Uncertain. These aren’t normally the words used to describe Thanksgiving, but the pandemic has turned the world on its head and it seems nothing will ever be “normal” again. Personally, things are not going as well as I might like! I am in the midst of an extended search for work (long […]

  • The Post-Pandemic Future of Fiction

    We don’t know what the real future looks like yet, but it’s almost certain the world will not return to the way it was. What effect is this going to have on writers of fiction? I suppose works considered “contemporary” would almost have to reflect what’s really going on in our world, but should they? […]

  • Weekly Roundup – MY SCHOOL BUILDING (Another Blast From the Past)

    Weekly Roundup is an update on what’s going on in my world. Welcome! In my dusty old school folder I found a poem I had turned in for an assignment. It’s written in longhand cursive (does anybody even remember what that is?), and even though it received a grade of B+, was torn in half. […]

  • Weekly Roundup: Gladstone Shifters Part 3 – The Writing of TRAITOR’S MOON

    Weekly Roundup is an update on what’s going on in my world. Welcome! Traitor’s Moon, scheduled for release next month, is the second book in the Gladstone Shifters series. In some ways, this story was easier to write, since the foundation and main characters were already established. The plot was a natural progression of what […]

  • Weekly Roundup 12-19-18 Becoming a Full Time Author

    Weekly Roundup is an update on what’s going on in my world. Welcome! Some months ago I saved a post entitled “What It Takes To Go Full-Time As An Indie Author”. Unfortunately, the post is now “marked private by the owner” so I can’t tell you who wrote it. The writer claims to be making […]

  • Weekly Roundup 12-12-18 Jump-starting Your Creative Flow

    Weekly Roundup is an update on what’s going on in my world. Welcome! Sometimes the well of creativity and imagination runs dry and it’s up to you to find a fresh source. There are many ways to get the juices flowing again, but it may not be from the comfort of your favorite chair. Great […]

  • Weekly Roundup 12-5-18 Reference Material for Romance Writers

    Weekly Roundup is an update on what’s going on in my world. Welcome! I prefer to get my news online and like to save articles which might help my writing, be it general information or new story ideas. Back in June I was intrigued by this one: “Sixteen Hot Spots on a Man’s Body You […]

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