Category Archive: Writing

Writing advice with a touch of humor

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 I’m not a grammar and punctuation Nazi, but when it comes to writing books, I need someone who is.   If you’re looking for an editor, there are hundreds of people willing to take… Continue reading

Open Book Blog hop – Write what you know

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The topic of this weeks Open Book Blog hop is:   Write what you know. I write what I know — when it comes to characters.  I have absolutely no idea how a space… Continue reading

#Writephoto : Soar

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She sat on a very light brown chair, oak by the looks of it, listening to rumblings inside a packed courtroom. Outside the window, clouds formed and birds soared without care, while she… Continue reading

Desk remorse

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So… I bought the desk.  All 120 pounds of it. Amazon.com made it much too easy for me.  How could I resist 6 monthly payments at 0% interest? I have to admit, two… Continue reading

Writers aren’t perfect

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We writers aren’t perfect. I can hear the collective laughter now, and I’m imagining a stadium full of people shouting out, “Well…duh!!!” What are my faults?     You can find some of… Continue reading

Drowning in a sea of words. Need…advice…

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I’m trying to draft a letter to an agent, but there is SO much I want to say. Do I start by admitting that I’m a serial writer and if writing were a… Continue reading

…and another scam bites the ice

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Awake at 3:00 in the morning after 8 hours sleep…sort of (if you count the 3-hour nap from 3pm – 6pm). I have Dan Alatorre to blame for my latest dream-mare (not quite… Continue reading

Editing is a humbling experience.

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I’ve heard it said that people who can, do & people who can’t, teach.  Personally, I think that’s a crock of cr@p. The best teachers are the ones who have slogged through the… Continue reading

Writer’s block? More like Writer’s stop.

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No sarcasm — yet —  just a universe of frustration. Weeks of furiously writing the last book in the HELL series. Weeks of watching the pitter-patter of long, slender fingers overworking the keyboard.… Continue reading

Muse Sick

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I think the Muse is sick in Music world. The last song I listened to sounded like Disney married country rock and had a deformed child. Yes, I have discovered the man-bun of… Continue reading