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,...

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....

Here a Pitch, There a Pitch

I participated in #pitchwars and #pitchmas last week. What an eye opening experience! From Pitchwars: READ YOUR OWN QUERY before sending it. I accidentally sent the first draft of my Olivia’s Field query, and not only did three amazing authors read that oops,...

Will not publish until published?

There is a big world out there and so much to learn and share. Did you ever see the movie The Wizard of Speed and Time? It was one of my favorites since early puberty. Basically a man wants to produce stop motion animation movies, but cannot until he’s part of...