I have always been different. While it would be easy for me to attribute my eccentricities to my having been… Read more “Bunny” a Short Story.
Looking for a Few #SciFi Beta Readers
I have six completed science fiction manuscripts, penned over the last couple of years, that have gone through my alpha… Read more Looking for a Few #SciFi Beta Readers
The Idea that #Writers Must #Read Everything Is Absolute Bullsh*t (Unless you know how and why to read)
Okay, I will admit that this idea is a recurrent theme of mine. Anyone who has heard me talk about… Read more The Idea that #Writers Must #Read Everything Is Absolute Bullsh*t (Unless you know how and why to read)
Is Perfect Better than Good?
I’ve often heard the aphorism that “the best is the enemy of the good.” It’s most often attributed to Voltaire,… Read more Is Perfect Better than Good?
I have been reading and thinking a lot about first novel paragraphs. In part it is because I am nearing… Read more First Paragraphs
In Too Deep to Quit
So, I’m officially 16,237 words into Book 16, which my word count estimator tells me is around 19% complete. Sixteen… Read more In Too Deep to Quit
Creating a World in 6 Short Weeks
I wrote five new novel manuscripts in the twelve months between November 2018 and November 2019. That’s probably not as… Read more Creating a World in 6 Short Weeks
My 12 Rules for Prolific Writing
Contrary to what you may have read, no one is born writing well. Personally, I don’t believe anyone can teach… Read more My 12 Rules for Prolific Writing
Book #12: Blocking In
Blocking in is the stage I am in with my current work-in-progress, not its title. This is to be my… Read more Book #12: Blocking In
How to Paint Layers into Your Writing
After watching my wife work on a couple of her oil paintings, I’ve come to realize that producing a work… Read more How to Paint Layers into Your Writing