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Posted on September 5, 2018
A long time ago, back in 2013, I went to a Pitchapalooza contest in New York City and pitched my recently-finished novel, A Selfish Moment . I was hesitant, but my writer friend convinced me to go. It's easier to do these kinds of things with support at your side. It's a raffle from the p…
Posted on August 27, 2018
As Labor Day approaches, I lament the end of Summer and yet look forward to the coming Fall. But before the new season rolls in, there are a few things I'd like to celebrate about this past summer, both writing related and personal. One -- For the August 2018 Write...Edit...Publish (WEP) cha…
Posted on August 13, 2018
“There she is.” I point out the side of my classic 1964 Mustang at Kingsford's daughter, Annabelle, waiting at a bus stop. “She's beautiful,” he says in a low voice.  Long, wavy blond locks drape over her raincoat as she paces along the glistening cement floor. She twirls …
Posted on July 31, 2018
"Where do you get the ideas for your stories?" I can't tell you how many times I've been asked this question, usually by non-writers. I bet loads of writers get asked the same. For me, I get most of the ideas for my sci-fi and fantasy novels and short stories from dreams. &…
Posted on July 9, 2018
When will this meeting end? Chart after chart after chart -- sales projections, marketing calendars, product lineups -- this is the longest meeting ever. My coworkers and I are all sitting at this long, white conference table, dressed in bright white suits, scribbling away on our tablets or tappi…
Posted on July 2, 2018
The Box of Souls and The Onyx Ring, books 1 and 2 in the Family Relics series, are now out and being marketed all the way to Neptune and back. Well, sort of. That's the hard part for me, the marketing part. I've done some, and have seen results, but seriously, back to writing book three.…
Posted on June 14, 2018
With the media filled with horrible events happening all over the world, we feel helpless -- all our efforts to make this world a better place is for nothing. Some of us just give up trying and just fend for ourselves, which is a totally understandable defense mechanism. I'm not quite th…
Posted on June 5, 2018
I wish I could hire someone to play publicist, social media image editor, email coordinator, and all the other roles we play as indie writers to help promote our writing. It's nerve-wracking. But, unfortunately, I don't trust anyone for this. Not yet. Or is it "nerve-racking&qu…
Posted on May 2, 2018
For May's IWSG post, the following question was asked:  "It’s spring! Does this season inspire you to write more than others, or not?" Well, not sure. Let's study the changes that take place when Springtime arrives. 1 - Beautiful Freaking Weather I can literally see blue …
Posted on April 16, 2018
Imagine living for hundreds of years, Growing older and older by the day. When trees grow old and lose all of their leaves, People stop looking their way. Once full of color and the splendor of youth, Loved by people, squirrels and bugs. When trees dry up, we want to chop them down… Inste…
Posted on March 7, 2018
The ugly first draft. Every writer knows it. Every writer hates and loves it. I think I've conquered the journey to arriving at the first draft, and I've learned to celebrate its horrific language and those devious little plot holes. Sometimes I think my psyche is playing with me, putti…
Posted on February 6, 2018
Time for a post for the IWSG blog hop, hosted by Alex Cavanaugh, where writers talk about their insecurities in writing, publishing, and other related topics. For February, the following question was asked:  " What do you love about the genre you write in most often?" Althou…

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