Category Archives: Writer’s advice

In a Rush

I have a personality flaw.  It has traveled with me if not from birth, then from childhood. It’s the drive to finish, the sense that I have to complete whatever it is I’m working on in a hurry.  Time feels … Continue reading

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How to lose your audience in 3…2…1

The first rule of writing is easy.  Don’t bore your readers.  If a writer is tortured trying to think of the proper words when writing, the reader probably is, too.  Most writers learn that immediately upon entering into serious authorship. … Continue reading

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Planning the Next Book

I had it all figured out.  I was just putting the finishing touches on Book 3 of a middle-grade fantasy that I write under a pen name and after that I was going to write the sequel to Fate’s Dark … Continue reading

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Focus

For every writer who lives off a writing income, there are a hundred others who balance a full-time job, write, and care for their family all at the same time.  To be successful, that is, to actually make it, a … Continue reading

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Every Day

What’s the secret to your success?  Every author stands at the edge of the great ocean of Amazon books and looks longingly at those few top sellers and wonders.  “Why are they selling?”   I’m wading in.  I’ve gotten off the … Continue reading

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Experimentation

Every once in a while I hear an author say that they’re ready to throw in the towel. They’ve tried X, Y,Z, and nothing is selling and they’re getting bad rankings, bad reviews and are ready to quit. Writing takes … Continue reading

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The Writing Process Blog Tour

I’d like to thank Tria Reed for inviting me to participate in the Writing Process Tour. Currently at work on an inspirational novel that follows the spiritual path of a stone-age heroine, Tria also writes extensively about spontaneous meditation. Her … Continue reading

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