April 17, 2017
try to get published

How Trying to Get Published is Keeping You From Writing Success

Besides being cute and cuddly in an uncoventional way, Yoda, the Grand Master of the Jedi Order, has words of wisdom for everyone, even us writers. Famously, […]
February 27, 2017
bad review

What to Do With A Bad Review?

Bad reviews — every author gets one eventually. I didn’t expect to get one so soon, and so, well…bad. I have just published my first fiction […]
January 30, 2017
the myth

The Myth of the "Real" Writer and How to Fight It

Are you a “real” writer? One of the myths I most detest is that writers must meet some sort of litmus test to be “real”.  I first happened across […]
January 1, 2017
what to write

What to Write in 2017

New Year’s resolutions: Most are compounded in a surfeit of sparkly-eyed impulsiveness brought on by a combination of alcohol and hubris. What results from unattainable goal-setting is […]
October 31, 2016
horrible writing

Horrible Writing: What Makes Truly Scary Prose

Happy Halloween, writers! Tonight’s holiday might seem to be a good time to explore how to structure a horror novel, write a screamer of a short […]
October 23, 2016
how to edit like an artist

How to Edit Like An Artist

Writers are adept at painting pictures with words. There are bold and colorful strokes for an ecstatic passage; more subtle ones for a paragraph filled with […]
October 16, 2016
new adult novel

New Adult Fiction: A Young Genre with Big Potential

I’m amazed at how much in the publishing world slips by me, given that I’m a voracious reader and author. The New Adult genre was one […]
August 21, 2016
defending your writing from trolls

Defend Your Writing Without Turning Yourself into a Troll

I read a well-written article by fellow Medium writer Pete Ross about how people are offended by the occasional curse word. He nobly defends his fellow writers […]
August 8, 2016
write fast on computer

Write Fast Now. Write Better Later.

Sometimes, I write fast. Other times, not so much. In fact, some days the tick of the clock in my office seems as horrible as Chinese water […]