It takes time and energy to develop a plot and create a first draft, but writing a novel doesn't end there. A writer tells the same story over and over again through each … Continue Reading ››
Today marks my one-year anniversary as a debut novelist. I've survived gut-wrenching ups and downs while gleaning invaluable lessons. Entering the waters as a debut novelist is a lot like being told to sink … Continue Reading ››
The ability to be everywhere at once seems a job requirement for a writer. In real life we comprehend the impossibility of this, but the virtual world is not so understanding. What … Continue Reading ››
I overcame my procrastination and lived to tell about it. Writing that sentence reminds me how far I've come as a writer. I don't have life neatly sewn up in a bag, but I have learned valuable skills … Continue Reading ››
Run!!! There's a monster that never rests but waits to pounce on the unwary at all hours of the night and day. This man-eater has a taste for flesh and shows no mercy … Continue Reading ››
Google's gmail is an author-friendly tool I'm happy to have discovered. In this post I list some of its best capabilities.
- Emails organized into threads help you better follow a conversation.
- Filters that can pre-label, automatically trash, and send specific incoming … Continue Reading ››
It's difficult, if not downright impossible, to keep on top of all the information and conversations directed to me in this social networking world. Just opening my email splits my focus in a variety of ways, if I let it. Ah, there's … Continue Reading ››
In Platform, Get Noticed in a Noisy World Michael Hyatt offers step-by-step advice to help writers create compelling products, compete in a crowded marketplace, avoid obstacles to achieving … Continue Reading ››
They say the definition of insanity is repeating the same action while expecting different results, "they" being anonymous possibly to avoid the consequences of making such a lucid statement. It's far too easy to accept an easily-consumed life doused with equal parts of wishes, hope, and lethargy. This can apply to every avenue of living, not … Continue Reading ››