’80s Nostalgia and Freelancing

I've been scratching my head this last week trying to find ways to supplement my meager income.  I googled and read articles and searched high and low across the digital plains of the Internet, focussing specifically on freelance writing gigs. Somehow I stumbled on a site called Zerys. I didn't find any evidence of them … Continue reading ’80s Nostalgia and Freelancing

Patreon: Support Jessica West creating Fiction

I am proud to report that my friend and fellow author (and editor), Jessica West is live on Patreon. So, if you like flash fiction and short stories, click over there to find out how you can support Jessica's art and what you'll get in exchange for offering your support. Patreon was created to enable fans … Continue reading Patreon: Support Jessica West creating Fiction

#Writing Adventures: Neil Gaiman On Writing

A little while ago I wrote a post titled, "Stephen King on Writing the First Draft". It was an interesting post to write because it allowed me to compare my own experience with advice from King. Today I have a video from Gaiman where he talks about writing generally, but he also includes a section … Continue reading #Writing Adventures: Neil Gaiman On Writing

My #Writing Space

My office at night. It's well-used. The desk pad is worn through by my elbows. I need a new chair. I don't mind. It's familiar and cozy. It's a place for working. It's deceptive. It looks plain and unassuming. But it serves as my portal to worlds unseen. cultures and people yet to be named. … Continue reading My #Writing Space

Calmly Writer: A No-Fuss, Clutter-Free Writing App That Calmly Makes You Write Quietly

What will my first blog post for 2015 be about? I’ve been pondering ideas for two days now. I’m supposed to finish the first draft of a story I’ve tentatively titled “The Last Devil,” but it’s not going so smoothly this week. I repeatedly find my thoughts wandering off to exotic landscapes and ideas for … Continue reading Calmly Writer: A No-Fuss, Clutter-Free Writing App That Calmly Makes You Write Quietly

The Author Exploitation Business | David Gaughran

I like to believe there is a huge chasm between vanity publishing and self-publishing. Vanity publishing has been with us for a long time. Many of us dream of being published and we approach this dream from different directions, vanity publishing being one of those directions, albeit an expensive and potentially damaging one. And there … Continue reading The Author Exploitation Business | David Gaughran

Neil Gaiman and Ernest Hemingway: Two Different Worlds, Same Approach

Those who frequent this blog know how much value I place on writing advice from other authors. To me, writing advice is like road signs on the way to whatever destination lies waiting for me over that shimmering hill in the distance. It shows me what rules to follow, what rules to ignore, and what rules … Continue reading Neil Gaiman and Ernest Hemingway: Two Different Worlds, Same Approach