Confused and worn out by the battle to get up to speed with and balance your involvement with social media? Wish you had a techno-savvy publishing insider willing to advise you in establishing yourself as an author in the public … Continue Reading ››
What’s a writer to do? Publishers expect you to connect with readers online, but new networks spring up before you can learn what to do with the old ones. New invitations arrive daily in the various … Continue Reading ››
Nature abhors a vacuum, or so they say. I find this to be especially true after I clean a garden bed. Weeds sprout, mature, and seed in record time. If I … Continue Reading ››
Writing a novel requires a writer to keep the story fresh and moving toward its climax and resolution. That’s a challenging proposition, so it helps to have at least a rough plan. This post covers the first plot point, which I like to call “engagement.” (If you missed my prior posts on plotting, start there: … Continue Reading ››
I will never forget this inspiring man, who shows us what purposeful living is all about. If you do nothing else today, watch this life-changing video.
Sometimes you don’t foresee the workload that crashes down on you. Other times a simple error in judgment can put you in a time crunch. I wrote the following cheat sheet to help me prioritize while working … Continue Reading ››
The lights go out. A hush breathes through the audience. The curtain rises. There is never a moment so pregnant with anticipation as the opening scene of a play. The audience, primed and ready, wants
to believe and if given the opportunity willingly immerses itself for the story's duration. Only if the performance falters will … Continue Reading ››
When it comes to writing I can be intense. That's good, right?
There's a difference between living a purposeful life and driving myself. The former is my response to the call to write; the latter comes from desperate zeal to attain my goals. When I focus on how far I still have to go in my … Continue Reading ››