Hemingway’s Formula to Mastery of Writing

I'm a big Ernest Hemingway fan. I admire the man, his writing and his flaws. Though not perfect, he wrote perfectly. He created art in a way that was different to how other writers did and he made it look easy. But therein lies his genius. It took him years of following other masters and … Continue reading Hemingway’s Formula to Mastery of Writing

Thunderclap‬: A Strange Alliance – ‪#‎WeirdWest‬

Today's blog post is slightly different from normal. I'm signal boosting a fellow author and writing buddy on Thunderclap. Her name is Jessica West and she is über talented. We are both alumni of the Virtual Writer Workshop hosted by M.J. Kelley, and she edited Bullies and Soggy Soup Bones. We are also fellow contributors on a … Continue reading Thunderclap‬: A Strange Alliance – ‪#‎WeirdWest‬

Why do I write the books I write? – Venture Galleries

I have a post live at Venture Galleries today. It's about honesty in writing and about the books I write, and why I write them. Also, I'm publishing my short story, Bullies and Soggy Soup Bones end of this month. I've made some changes, fleshed it out some, and had critical eyeballs scrutinize it. Still … Continue reading Why do I write the books I write? – Venture Galleries

RE: If JK Rowling Cares About Writing, She Should Stop Doing It

You've probably heard about this article over at Huffington Post or maybe you've read it already. It's creating quite the buzz. Essentially the writer of the article, an author herself,  feels that because J.K Rowling is such a huge success and if she truly loves writing, she should retire so other writers can take a … Continue reading RE: If JK Rowling Cares About Writing, She Should Stop Doing It

IndieReCon – Free Online Conference Starts Next Week

I missed this one last year. It won't happen this year. Quite a few well-known authors will be attending the conference. Prepare yourself for discussions about the craft itself as well as the business of writing. The latter is becoming super important. I'm especially looking forward to hearing more about writing serials and writing fast (I … Continue reading IndieReCon – Free Online Conference Starts Next Week

Merger stuns world of popular fiction | Lawrence Block

With Hugh Howey's launch of AuthorEarnings.com and the loud bang that followed, I failed to notice this bit of news: James Patterson and Clive Cussler have formed some kind of merger. The deal will include all rights--film, electronic, and audio. Publishing circles were apparently abuzz with the news (and again, I can't believe I missed … Continue reading Merger stuns world of popular fiction | Lawrence Block

The day Raymond Chandler struck back…

I found a wonderful article written by Caleb Pirtle III on Venture Galleries. It's about Raymond Chandler and if you love words or are a Chandler admirer like me, you will find unreserved joy in reading this piece. It deals with rejection and strong opinions. Chandler had a style all his own. I love his voice. The … Continue reading The day Raymond Chandler struck back…