Dear Fellow Writer, My letters to you are meant as an encouragement and as a way for you to know that you are not alone in this endeavor. Whether you’ve been in the game for a while and have published or whether you haven’t, we’re all heading down the same road. That said, while I […]Read more "Dear Fellow Writer: Let’s Talk About S.N."
Dear Fellow Writer, One of the most valuable tools you need in your arsenal of writing is your individual voice. What is voice, you ask? Well, according to James Scott Bell in his book “Voice: The Secret Power of Great Writing” , Voice is: A combination of character, setting, page turning. A distinctive style, like […]Read more "Dear Fellow Writer: Do You!"
Dear Fellow Writers, I do hope this letter finds you well and writing. It occurred to me the other day that one of the worst obstacles for us in starting our writing journey is We have so many fears and insecurities on a regular basis without adding the ones that come from wanting to write. […]Read more "Dear Fellow Writers: Face That Fear!"
Dear Aspiring Writers, There are so many of us who start by saying we’re going to write a book someday. We throw out hints of possibilities and dream of what could be. We stand at the precipice and tickle the idea with a feather and wonder, should I? Could I? Before long, we take the […]Read more "Dear Aspiring Writers"
Welcome back friends. Last week we celebrated the completion of NaNoWriMo. I mentioned revising our work. So, this week, I am giving you my revision process. I stole borrowed elements of this process from the master of manuscription, the sultan of script Stephen King. In his book, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft, Mr. King […]Read more "NANO REVISIONS"
As many of you know, not only am I a science fiction writer; but a poet as well. This is my memorial to the 20 beautiful children who lost their lives senselessly on Friday. THE STARS ARE CALLING A treasure more precious A beauty most divine Caught in a storm Not of your design ∞ Brilliant […]Read more "THE STARS ARE CALLING"
***Originally posted October 18, 2011*** Last October I met a person who was telling me that she knew another science fiction writer. She gave me the author’s name and I looked her up. Turns out, she’s not a sci-fi author at all. She’s a Paranormal Romance author. It occurred to me that there may be a few people […]Read more "IS SCI-FI FANTASY?"