Code Name: Succulent – Slow Growth →
This is a “ZZ” plant, otherwise known as Zamioculcas zamiifolia. Normally a slow-growing plant from South Africa, it isn’t really a succulent (it’s actually an aroid), but it’s…
If I Were a Newly Self-Published Author, What... →
Good advice from Bob Mayer…
How Vulnerable is Your Writing? | Jami Gold,... →
Fascinating and important question…
Dean Wesley Smith » Four Novels A Year: The Math... →
Required reading for writers, IMO. Being prolific doesn’t take a ton of time, even if you stop to rewrite. Just takes discipline & consistency. Like any job.
Writing Notes: Epilogues & Cliffhangers →
I’ve never been big on epilogues. Sure, sometimes I’ll finish reading a book and wonder what happened next, but not very often. Normally when the main plot is done, I’m satisfied. I often just skim…
Chapter Delay →
Apologies, but today’s chapter will be delayed until sometime tomorrow (Weds) this week. Tune in then for Ian and Betsy’s plan to protect the treasure! Thanks for your patience… Copyright 2011…
On the Bookshelf: An Uncommon Family by Christa... →
AN UNCOMMON FAMILY by Christa Polkinhorn Published by Bookworm Press Copyright © 2011 by Christa Polkinhorn PART ONE
Weekly News & Goals 6/26/11 →
There’s been a whirlwind of activity behind the scenes lately as I prepare The Biker’s Wench for release. Day job stress isn’t helping with that at all, but I’m still cruisin’ along. I’m…
Don't pet me, I'm writing: Why social media... →
It’s nice to see this working in such a positive way…helps to have Tawna’s fabulous personality, I’m sure. :-)
Weekly Archive: June 19 - 25, 2011 →
Time for another edition of “chase the author around the ‘net”, which is probably better than chasing the author “into” a net, eh? Here’s a list of last week’s posts in case you missed anything: Fiction
On the Bookshelf: The Index, Book 1: Mages →
Excerpt from The Index, Book 1: Mages New York City, present day. The din of the New York street was something that every local knew how to ignore.
Serial Novel: Falling in Public, Ch. 6 →
This serial novel is posted in draft form every Friday. To receive each installment via email, please sign up here. Ch.1|Ch. 2|Ch. 3|Ch. 4|Ch. 5 Falling in…
Code Name: Succulent – Prioritizing →
No idea what this is? Code Name: Succulent is declassified here. When I decided to start spending time on interests other than writing again, I needed to prioritize and make some decisions. A…
Writing Notes: Trust the Characters (ie, yourself) →
I was going to blog about endings because I expected to be working on the end of The Biker’s Wench edits. I’m not there yet (don’t ask), so we’ll save that for next week. I’ve blogged…
Dean Wesley Smith » Killing the Sacred Cows of... →
Whew! Love this.
#Amwriting (dot org) - The Challenge of Writing... →
Excellent post on writing Flash Fiction.
Serial Story: The Minister's Maid, Ch. 6 →
This serial novel is posted in draft form every Tuesday. Ch. 1|Ch. 2|Ch. 3|Ch. 4|Ch. 5 The Minister’s Maid Chapter 6 Betsy bit her lower lip as the door…
The road ahead post-kids | Toby Neal- An Endless... →
There aren’t a lot of words in this post - but it says a lot (and the pictures are wonderful). Very poignant, IMO.
Author B.J. Daniels: When characters take over →
This is how you know you’re doing it right - the characters tell *you* who they are. ;-)
52 Weeks of Wordage: Exercise #186 : Secret... →
A fun writing prompt (with a delish cover for inspiration)…
Blurb is a Verb: Scott Tracey on The Author's Use... →
Excellent twitter primer. You need to talk to people…you know, be *social*. ;-)
Efficiency 101: A Time To Be Still | Kait Nolan →
Love this. So very true.
Dean Wesley Smith » Chapter Four: Rewriting Part... →
More on rewriting and how the pro’s work…great stuff, IMO.
A Newbie's Guide to Publishing: Notice to Appear →
Some very logical thoughts on the cost of promotion.
Dean Wesley Smith » Chapter Three. Killing the... →
Yep - this is exactly how I write. Three drafts. ;-)
A dead man fell from the sky...: Literary... →
Love this - the author isn’t always going for deeper meaning, folks.
The Innocent Flower: How I'm Eating Better →
Dang it, now I’m hungry for portabelloes. Thanks a lot, Michelle… ;-)
What’s Taboo in Romance? « Life's A Beach →
You may be surprised…
My Simple Little Pleasures: NOTD: Outrageously... →
I adore this manicure - it’s so bright and cheerful!
Don't pet me, I'm writing: Stick it in, stroke it... →
Go ahead. Click it. You know you want to. ;-)
Dean Wesley Smith » Chapter One: Killing the... →
If you haven’t read the older versions of these, start now, and keep up. Any writer who encourages you to experiment and find your own way is worth listening too, IMO.
Serial Story: The Minister's Maid, Ch. 4 →
This serial novel is posted in draft form every Tuesday. Ch. 1|Ch. 2|Ch. 3 The Minister’s Maid Chapter 4 Hot tears fell as Betsy ran across the compound,…
Twitter Tuesday #20–Direct Messages & The Power of... →
Yes! Don’t consign praise/thanks to DM’s on Twitter!
The Author Dialogues: Alpha tells writers where to... →
Yes - exactly. Perfect advice, IMO. (That Alpha is so smart…read the rest of the blog while you’re at it).
Weekly News & Goals 6/6/11 (w/video) →
It just occurred to me that 6/6/66 is going to be a very interesting day, psychologically speaking. If I live to be 91 years old, I’ll be able to experience it first-hand. Perhaps I should write a…
Don't pet me, I'm writing: Things you shouldn’t... →
A spot of humor for a Monday afternoon…
Training to Be a Career Author–Writing is More... →
Yep. Very true, for better or worse…
Sales & Pricing Strategy – The May 2011 Report →
This is going to get long – so settle in. It’s as much an exercise in analytics and strategy as a report this month (mainly because typing it all out helps me to organize and cement my thoughts,…
Yet Another Dialog Between Authors Barry Eisler... →
Be the monkey, people. Great discussion here, well worth the time spent to read it.
Ryne Douglas Pearson - Blog - I Am Not The Walrus,... →
I’ll have what he’s having. Then I could be the next Douglas Adams, right? ;-)
Woohoo! Blood Faerie Available Worldwide! | India... →
And another new launch today - check it out! :-)
Writing Notes: Emotional Transfer →
No video this week - blame it on my husband, and Joanne Rock’s Highly Charged! Last week I had a scene to write that I kept procrastinating on. I was ahead of my writing schedule,…
The Literary Lab: My Book and the "Spread The... →
New book out by Davin Malasarn…and a big contest too!
You know you’re a writer when. . . | Toby Neal- An... →
So very true…
Efficiency 101: The Break | Kait Nolan →
So very true. The brain needs breaks!
Keep going you fool!: tumblr - A Strategy For... →
A post begging to be tumbled… ;-)
Mythic Monday: The Myth of Rules « Modicum of... →
The Pricing of ebooks and Perceived Value | Bob... →
Yep - this. Exactly.
Supernatural Smut: Don't Take The Writer... →
Readers, take heed! Great post…
Serial Story: The Minister's Maid, Ch. 3 →
This serial novel is posted in draft form every Tuesday. If you are under 18, or are easily offended by graphic language, do not read further. Ch. 1|Ch. 2 The Minister’s Maid