On Writing

My Fantasy World Map Reveal

Thanks for joining me as I chronicle My Self-Publishing Journey for my epic fantasy, THE SHADOW WATCH. In Part One, I outlined my reasons for pursuing this avenue of publishing over the traditional publishing model. Many things are quickly falling into place, as I lay the groundwork for the self-publication process. My editor and cover… Continue reading My Fantasy World Map Reveal

On Writing

Why I’ve Decided to Self-Publish

This post is the first of many that will chronicle my journey in self-publishing... Feel free to weigh in, if you have insight, or ask any questions about the process as I set out. I plan to layout the various steps I am taking, as I take them, from finding designers and editors, to marketing… Continue reading Why I’ve Decided to Self-Publish

On Writing, Wattpad

Getting Readers on Wattpad

That’s why you’re thinking about posting your story on Wattpad, right? Everyone wants to have their story read. But how do you get people to read a new story on a site that has literally millions of stories? There are stories on Wattpad with millions of views and thousands of votes, and it can be… Continue reading Getting Readers on Wattpad

On Writing, Wattpad

Posting a Story on Wattpad

I am beginning a new blog series discussing my experience on Wattpad. If any of you are using the social writing and reading site, I would love to dialogue about it. If you are new to Wattpad, it is a website where thousands upon thousands of writers post stories or novels, typically serially, for free… Continue reading Posting a Story on Wattpad

On Writing

The Writer and the Human Inside (Writing for an Audience and Being True to Yourself)

I have found that I can be a bit of a shapeshifter. Not like a werewolf, but a shifter of personality depending on the people I am around. Like an actor, or a party-goer with many different masks, I can change. Sometimes it is evident in the things I say, or don't say. Sometimes the… Continue reading The Writer and the Human Inside (Writing for an Audience and Being True to Yourself)

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Publication Does Not a Writer Make (What Exactly Makes a Writer a Writer?)

I was at a writer’s conference not long ago, and one of the speakers said something disturbing. Like most such conferences, there were writers of varying genres present as well as several editors and agents and such. The disturbing speaker was the editor of a Poetry magazine and, while she was encouraging local poets to… Continue reading Publication Does Not a Writer Make (What Exactly Makes a Writer a Writer?)

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Word Vomit and then… Publish? (Tips for Writing Higher Quality Blogs, and Fiction)

If you’re like me, you get really excited about finishing something you’ve set out to write. It doesn’t matter if it’s 500 words or 90,000, I am really bad about this: I get so excited about finishing the project that I immediately want to send it out into the world. I am riding high on… Continue reading Word Vomit and then… Publish? (Tips for Writing Higher Quality Blogs, and Fiction)

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Saying No to a Book Offer Pt. 2 (Author Mills and Bad Publishers)

I wrote another piece a while back on an experience I had with a sketchy vanity publisher, while seeking publication for a novel I wrote. I received quite a few emails about it from other writers. Several of them asking if it had to do with another publisher we'd had mutual interaction with. So I… Continue reading Saying No to a Book Offer Pt. 2 (Author Mills and Bad Publishers)

On Writing

Remember, Remember

Remember, remember the month of November The NaNos came up with a plot They wrote and they hoped That the novel they wrote Would never be for naught.     Just a little Guy Fawkes Day treat for you NaNos out there. Happy Writing Day, as well. May the Carpal Tunnels be never in your… Continue reading Remember, Remember

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For Writing’s Sake

For many it is that glorious threshold attained that leads to success, and for many, it is seen as a bar of success for writers. For others it is that tantalizing tease like a carrot before a horse that never seems to swing any closer from its string no matter how long it strives. For others… Continue reading For Writing’s Sake