Write What You Know?

Write What You Know?

We hear that all the time. Since I was abducted by aliens, I wrote the Area 51 series to describe the mothership and what they were like and it did rather well. Or write what you want to know? The bottom line is write. For my fifth book, Cut Out, the idea was a...
On Writing: Dumb and Dumber

On Writing: Dumb and Dumber

I mentioned in a previous post about ideas that title is important and how my first book published, Eyes of the Hammer, failed in that regard? As did my second book: Dragon Sim-13. By the time my third book rolled around I was much smarter. Not. I got cute. I invented...
Clear and Present Danger?

Clear and Present Danger?

Great title, eh? I listened to Mary Higgins Clark speak one day and she said a title must invite the reader into the book. It seems so obvious now, but when I was a newbie writer, I didn’t know this, nor did I focus on it. As my wife and psychologist will tell...
Idea Is Not Story

Idea Is Not Story

I often see writers who are concerned about someone stealing their idea. The problem with that is that every idea has been done. I know there’s always someone who thinks they have a truly original idea that has never been thought of in the history of mankind,...