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 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"
Hello All! After a very rough sixteen month long hiatus filled with life changes, tragedies and injury, I have returned to blogging–sort of. As I stated in my last blog post of September, 2015, I’d started blogging in 2011 because I was told it’s what all writers who want to be successful do. Yeah, that didn’t […]Read more "A Personal Call To Arms"
I do hope you have enjoyed the various blog series’ and stories over this past year. I want to thank all of you who have followed me for the first time this year and those of you who have read and commented. Your insights and encouragements have been invaluable. I wish everyone a very Merry […]Read more "MY THANKS"
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"
If you are reading this, and you participated in NaNoWriMo, then I can assume you survived. You’ve either completed 50k or more and are celebrating or, you didn’t finish and are kicking yourselves. For those of you who completed it! CONGRATULATIONS!! YOU ROCK!!! For those of you who didn’t, do not despair. You tried and […]Read more "NANO AFTERMATH"
We have 5 days left in our mad dash to 50k words. So, I decided today might be a good day for a last push encouragement post. In football, with 2 minutes left on the clock and the team is on the final down, the coach or quarterback will probably call for a Hail Mary. […]Read more "NEARING THE NANO FINISH LINE"