When it comes to writing, there’s a lot to be gleaned from toddlers learning to walk. Have you noticed they don’t seem to care that they’ll fall? Again and again, they launch out on wobbly legs, their … Continue Reading ››
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Where are you headed in life? Do you know? Many people head down a road of someone else's choosing and never pause to ask themselves if they're going the right way. They never fully live in … Continue Reading ››
Run! There's a beasty that never rests but waits to pounce on you at all hours of the night and day. This man- (and woman-) eater has a taste for flesh and will show no mercy as it rends its victims' lives with disfiguring … Continue Reading ››
Musicians listen to music differently. They hear and understand more than the average person, by simple right of their musical gift, their training, and their choice of focus. I've carried on an intimate relationship with music all my life, and … Continue Reading ››
Don't miss the chance to connect and promote via your email signature. Here's a screen shot of mine: You can include social networking links, a picture and even a brief message in your signature and it won't look like a mess. How? Continue Reading ››
Becoming an author requires you to give up little things like privacy, security, and spare time. Deadlines tick by without mercy. Emails multiply like rabbits. You sacrifice a little more. Eventually, the idea of having any spare time seems foreign to you. If this sounds familiar, a break from routine is probably the last thing … Continue Reading ››
As a culture, we're beyond busy. We career through space and time, barely tapping the bases in the hope we'll slide into home before the game's over. But even if we reach home, we lose -- if we're in … Continue Reading ››
Show, don’t tell. Watch your participial phrases. Don’t head hop. Whatever you do, stay within manuscript length recommendations. For a writer scrambling to keep up with all the dos and don’ts, the writing profession can seem full of arbitrary rules. And when someone breaks said rules and goes on to win awards, it’s tempting to … Continue Reading ››
What's a writer to do? I returned home from a writers conference reciting, "Must. Start. Blog." After all, it's the thing to do, right? Right. As a writer, I need to network, build a platform, look like I'm … Continue Reading ››