Prejudice, Experience, and Education

I can’t afford the price of selfishness. Seeing more of the world, both in person and through the eyes of new-found internet friends, educates me and makes sitting in my comfortable life a little less easy. Sometimes it adds discontentedness to the equation, for...

Picasso Parable

 I’m not a best seller, I’m not repped by an agent. I’m just a person learning the art of writing for an audience. People love to give advice to aspiring authors. Advice-givers are everywhere, on every website, coming from established writers and those compiling what...

Don’t Scare the Wily Reviewer

I’ve been review bullied on Amazon. It’s happened to you or someone you know, I’ll bet. Did they call your opinion ridiculous? Did they pick apart your character description? Did they personally malign you or your intelligence for your opinion of a book? Reviews are a...

Finding the right fit

I was asked to guest post on  Alison Strachan‘s blog, Writing My Truth. The topic was critique groups, finding the right fit. If you’re interested in joining a group, there are many excellent books on how to edit and the most advantageous way to interact...