Writer Wednesday Introduction and Nanowrimo Tips

Writer Wednesday Introduction and Nanowrimo Tips

November is Nanowrimo and this is a good time to initiate my Writer Wednesday blog. I’ve been writing for 30 years. My first manuscript penned was in 1988 and my first published book was 1991. It took a few years to get an agent and publisher and my first manuscript...
A Day Long Workshop on Writing the Novel 13 October

A Day Long Workshop on Writing the Novel 13 October

I’ll be presenting in Jacksonville next Saturday from 9 to 4 on writing the novel and some on the publishing business. The presentation goes from the original idea, through plot, setting, dialogue, character, point of view, the creative process and more. Late in...
Area 51 Redemption paperback is live

Area 51 Redemption paperback is live

Even though pub date is 24 April, the Createspace paperback went live early. Computers, gotta love ’em. Here it is: Area 51: Redemption The kindle version will be live on the 24th, although the pre-order is working. The audio is completed and going through...
On Not Writing

On Not Writing

I often tell people the hardest part about being a writer is: Writing. I tell them everything else is great. No commute, researching is fun, wearing sweats to work, Cool Gus lying at my feet glaring at me to get fed etc. But butt in chair, actually writing, is the...

The Job Most People Desire?

According to Yougov, it’s author. 60% of those surveyed picked Author as the #1 job they’d like. That’s much higher than movie star (31%). So Cool Gus says pssshww Brad Pitt. Opps, that’s actually Sassy Becca. Unfortunately, a survey of 1,007 indie authors...