I used to sit at the kitchen island and type my little eyes off, but as I got older that became somewhat uncomfortable. Bar stool chairs hurt my rear and I often found my feet falling asleep. Since I have a laptop I Continue reading Finding the Write Place
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!
This month’s FM Merry-Go-Round blog is about my ideal reader. That’s an interesting topic. Especially since, as authors, it’s up to us to target our audience. My professional writing career started 1998 with the sale of my first non-fiction book, Continue reading Ideal Readers
This month’s FM Blog Tour post was a writing prompt called Holidays. I actually ended up with Christmas as my posting date. So Merry Christmas! To those who celebrate other holidays – Happy Holidays! I am going to take a Continue reading Holidays
A pink and yellow spotted unicorn looks at me from across the desk. “So as a writer you probably get a lot of writing questions.” I nod. “That’s true.” The audience laughs. “Well how about we don’t talk about your Continue reading Were-Cats…In Space!!
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
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’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?
While most of the fiction I read is on my kindle (and it often goes where I go) for whatever reason there’s always a collection of paperbacks sitting on the headboard, too. I generally read a few books at a Continue reading The Growing Stack on the Headboard