The New World of Publishing: Having Fun

As you probably know, I follow Dean Wesley Smith's blog regularly. A few months ago I blogged about how he completed a 70,000 word novel in only ten days. Dean is a veteran writing machine and regularly provides useful advice for us newbie writers. I don't necessarily adhere to all his instructions, but I do … Continue reading The New World of Publishing: Having Fun

Good Writing vs. Talented Writing and Other Demonic Infestations

Here is another piece from Brain Pickings on the difference between good writing and talented writing that I want to discuss. I'm fairly new to having my work read by the public and though I've been writing for many years, I think it would be arrogant of me to start handing out writing advice. There are many … Continue reading Good Writing vs. Talented Writing and Other Demonic Infestations

Ghost Novel: The Process of Writing A 70,000 Word Novel In 10 Days

Bestselling author Dean Wesley Smith just finished a 70,000 word novel in 10 days. In my previous post I commented about how slow I write. The truth is, if you put butt to seat and stay there and work, it is quite possible to churn out something lengthy and wonderful without rushing it. You don't have … Continue reading Ghost Novel: The Process of Writing A 70,000 Word Novel In 10 Days