May 26, 2014 in General Topics
On a regular basis I get asked for advice or guidance from folks who are wondering about my methods for creating the characters and plots that populate my fiction. Oftentimes these beginning writers have dabbled in a few chapters toward their own work, or produced an outline, or something similar, and they’re befuddled on how to proceed. I’m always happy to help, but I usually can’t go into the details that would be most beneficial to them (due to time constraints), and I regret that.
So when I was invited to join a blog tour that was being conducted by many other authors, I was intrigued, largely by the premise: expound on one’s writing, and the process behind it. Read the rest of this entry →
February 14, 2013 in General Topics
Paul Western-Pittard, a writer for both print and screen, chose to interview me over on his official site.
You can find the full interview right here.
Hopefully I don’t come across as self-absorbed. My philosophy with questions is always answer honestly, however, which is what I did here. I suppose, as with all things, I’ll let the reader draw their own conclusions.
I want to thank Paul for his time, and I encourage readers to check out his work.
June 3, 2012 in General Topics
Starting a publishing entity can be a bewildering process, at times far more complicated than actually writing and editing novels. I could have saved a lot of time up front if I had learned sooner who stood at the top of their game when it came to meeting my needs. If the average independent author’s experience is anything like mine, it involved sifting through (and participating in) a scad of discussion threads, tweets, and websites gleaming answers to obscure questions such as “Do I need an ISBN for each website I sell on?” and “Which service can I use to bundle tracked URLs so I can tell which outlet they came from?”. Read on to discover four useful resources for the independent author. Read the rest of this entry →
April 16, 2012 in General Topics
Last Friday I touched on the importance of quality tweets, as well as the danger of straying into potentially divisive subjects when you, the author, should be focused on bringing people together. Today, we’ll wrap up this look at questionable Twitter habits with two other types of problematic tweets. Read the rest of this entry →
April 11, 2012 in General Topics
We expect feedback and criticism from readers, even though the vast majority aren’t experienced writers. In a similar vein, while I’m new to Twitter (February of this year, I kid you not), I know enough from a professional background to question if certain kinds of tweets are really the best use of an author’s time. Read the rest of this entry →