As many of you know I’m currently writing on my new bdsm themed novel called Switched. My mind started traveling ahead in the story when, ::gasp:: I realized that several scenes from where I’m currently at – there is a rape scene. Continue reading The Chilling Effect
Many years ago I heard someone say that procrastination is not the cause, but rather the symptom of something else. I tend to agree. Think about it – when you’ve procrastinated there was probably something more pressing requiring your attention. Continue reading Procrastin…. Squirrel!
I think a lot of writers would agree with me if I admitted my best work happens during revision. Sure, ideas are great. First drafts on the other hand, or more properly *my* first drafts, just never nail it. When Continue reading Revision, My Friend
I’ve discovered something about myself. I’m one of those readers who has ADD. If you, as a writer, haven’t sucked me into your story in that first few pages it’s likely I’ll never read your book. This goes for both Continue reading Short Attention Span Reader
So over the weekend I actually contemplated if maybe I had too much on my plate. After all, I have 14 projects in the works not including 4-5 others. The beauty of having so many projects going at once is that Continue reading Over-Committed?
Genre bending is an interesting thing. Ever notice how some of the most popular movies all contain elements of action, drama, romance, comedy, and sometimes even fantasy or science fiction? Look at Harry Potter, for example. It’s part fantasy, urban Continue reading Twist It, Bend It, Tie It in a Bow
I made the observation recently that some occult authors really seem to have a hard time communicating in plain English. This seems to happen a great deal in the realm of “Limited Edition Hardcover” occult publishing. They take an author Continue reading A Comparison
I’m currently focused on my novel Thirteen Covens. I probably shouldn’t admit this but as a life-long occultist I tend to deal with a lot of groups and people (and consequently their emo drama) and let me tell you – Continue reading How Would You React?
With ebooks I’ve noticed a growing trend. It seems some readers will write a review based on the price of a book or on the merit of a few typos. I really started noticing this after a girlfriend of mine contacted me Continue reading Reading Reviews
I’ve been following a lot of series work in the paranormal mystery/urban fantasy genres and it seems to me far too many series start sucking between books 6-8. Rowling was smart to end Harry Potter on number 7. That was Continue reading Shorter Series