The Great Gaiman

Wouldn’t he blush to read that? But he said something that I have felt for a few months now, and he said it long before I articulated the thought. Neil Gaiman said: “Writers groups can be good and they can be bad. Depends on the people in them, and what...

Heavy Editing

I haven’t been traditionally published. I don’t know if I ever will be traditionally published, but let me pass on a little knowledge, nay wisdom, I’ve picked up along the way. How to write a book: 1) Write. 2) Finish the darn thing. 3) Put it away....

Critical Reviews

Let’s talk about leaving reviews. Please, please, if you read a book and you loved it, hated it, hated that you loved it, or couldn’t finish it, leave a review. Authors live to find out what people think of their work and only the most base will argue with your...

Editors

I thought I’d leave some thoughts on editing. I’ve done a lot of editing over the years, but only recently started working for independent authors as anything more than a CP. I also write my own books. Let me say two things: I’m not Hemingway....

Trends

Trends are everywhere. We see them in architecture, government, obviously in clothing. Ever wear jean jackets with a pair of jeans? Or maybe daisy dukes? Trends are why my hair had the big ’80s wave and the Jennifer Anniston. I’m an avid Tumblr reader and...