Your Voice as a Writer: Point of View

Your Voice as a Writer: Point of View

Honestly, this is the hardest topic to discuss or teach. For example, I wrote New York Minute in omniscient, translucent, single character. Right. Got it? What I mean is I wrote in omniscient voice, which is different than third person, but following only one...
The Secret Handshake to Publishing Success

The Secret Handshake to Publishing Success

This morning I read another story about the ten keys to success as an indie writer. I read articles about the essential things a writer must do to get an agent. I read articles on how to succeed as an author. Reading those is part of the job. They are all well...
Conflict is the Fuel of your Story

Conflict is the Fuel of your Story

A novel is a character trying to resolve a problem. The very nature of a problem means there is conflict. Unlike real life where most of us try to avoid conflict, in our writing we must dive into it. When I run a weekend workshop, I start out getting everyone to write...
Looking People in the Eye and Autism

Looking People in the Eye and Autism

When I lived on Hilton Head Island, I’d occasionally drive to the outdoor grill in Harbor Town with Rex, our rescue dog. I’d sit and someone would quickly come over. With water for Rex. They’d fawn over him, say what a cute dog he was and walk away; without taking my...
The Green Beret series is back; and with free books

The Green Beret series is back; and with free books

With over two million copies sold, the Green Beret series was my first and closest to me. I wrote six initially featuring Dave Riley, starting with Eyes of the Hammer (free on all ebook platforms) through Z: Final Countdown. Then I was into my Area 51 series. I went...