Stories Told Right, Not for Sales

or Not Everyone’s Cup of Tea is Redbull I love visual works, you may have noticed as much as I read, I’ll watch movies and read comics. I recently started an anime where the first episode began with a fight scene. Right off the bat we saw how five characters...

The Writing Process Blog Tour

Thanks to Heidi Garrett , the author of the Queen of the Realm of Faerie stories starting with Nandana’s Mark and the Once Upon a Time Today Collection, for tagging me in the Writing Process  Blog Tour. Check out her stories, they are well worth the read. What...

Camaraderie

I see writing as a friendship. I’m not in competition with other writers to be one of three authors an agent signs this year. I’m not firing away short stories to make a coveted magazine spot. I’m in the trenches, bonding with the other sick,...

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....

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....