Not Top Secret

Hi everybody. Often, I hear an author talk about a project they are working on but then mention that it is ‘Super Top Secret’ or something like that. I never fully understand why that is exactly so if one of you knows, please let me know. Anyways, I just finished a major rewrite of a […]

For You Writers

Write. Enjoy what you are writing. Make it as good as you possibly can…but…within reason. Don’t re-write the thing to death. It may just lose its soul, the colonel of originality that made it uniquely yours, that thing you loved to write. Then. Send it out into the world. Publish it. Or, send it to […]

Should You Traditionally Publish or Self-Publish?

Once upon a time many writers didn’t see this as a legitimate question. Authors would try as hard as they could to traditionally publish their work and only when they failed would they consider self-publishing. But that was then and this is now and the times they are a changing. Today, not an insignificant number […]

An Update

My life is CRAZY PANTS!  My wife and I welcomed a new baby boy to our already bustling home this past fall. That makes me an Octodad-  a stay at home Octodad.  A stay at home dad who takes care of a 15 month old and a 2 month old every day.  I’m not complaining […]

Write A Log Line Now

Welcome to all of you who are busy writing a novel for NaNoWriMo this month. Today is November 8th, so by now you should be well on your way to finishing your 50,000 words. Whether you are working on NaNo or are just polishing up that other MS you’ve been toiling over, one thing you might consider […]

Random Writing Tips Friday

I’m going to start by assuming John Grisham, Alice Walker, James Lee Burke, and Patricia Cornwell will not be reading this blog post. Although I’m sure these four great writers continue to grow in their craft, they’re probably less likely to look for tips from a newbie writer.   Which means if you’re reading this, […]