You've done a wonderful thing. Finishing a novel isn't something that everyone can do. Every day a hundred (a thousand!) people will say, "I'm going to write a novel," or they'll swear, "I could write that." Guess what...you DID. You are a WRITER. Now that we've established that - I'm going to tell you to… Continue reading Author’s Learning Workshop – #3 DRAFTING, or NOW WHAT DO I DO WITH THIS THING?
As a writer, you will often be asked if you are a Plotter or a Pantser. This isn't in refence to your Saturday night (unless you're spending it writing), but, instead, to your writing style. Do you sit and write your story by the seat of your pants while letting your characters guide you through… Continue reading Author’s Learning Workshop #2 Plot it or Pants it…
This is the first post in a series for aspiring writers. I’m calling them the Author’s Learning Workshop. Their purpose is to build a simple step-by-step guide to your first year as an author. I will focus on writing fiction novels (because that’s the road I’ve taken), but a lot of this information works for… Continue reading Author’s Learning Workshop – #1 What You’ll Need
I feel so grateful for the generosity of Jamie and Eli Potter and AutoDesk. The following short story is my winning submission written for The Blockchain and Crypto Currency Scholarship for the 2019 San Francisco Writers Conference. I'm looking forward to attending the SFWC 2019 and the chance to thank my benefactors in person.… Continue reading One Man’s Legacy, a short story
Is this forum meant to update you as the reader or for me to educate and share as a writer? Probably both. That being said, I have nothing magical or wonderful to say. No tidbits of wisdom or magic beans to watch grow. In short, it's has been a couple of LONG weeks. Mostly I'm… Continue reading Can you say, “What will I learn about me today?”
I am pitching and querying which means that I am looking for ANY way to get my work into the hands of an agent or editor. My favorite has been via conferences because I love the face to face, but I have been looking for other options, as well. Spending a fair amount of time… Continue reading Pitch Parties and Contests on Twitter
I wanted a catchy title, but I also wanted to be super clear about what this blog is about. Apparently, I got one and not the other. It's that sort of day. My head is all wrapped up in getting ready for my second writer's conference next week. At my first conference, I was not… Continue reading Things to take to a writer’s conference and how ramen inspired my list…