The Delicate Art Of Deciding

Using my unreleased manuscript An Angel On Her Shoulder, I am showing you my techniques for reworking a story into a more readable, more enjoyable piece. It’s 45+ lessons in about 45 days. (To start at Chapter 1, click HERE.) To view it best, bring up the two versions in different windows and view them sideContinue reading “The Delicate Art Of Deciding”

3 Word Choice Errors That Are Ruining Your Manuscript

Using my unreleased manuscript An Angel On Her Shoulder, I am showing you my techniques for reworking a story into a more readable, more enjoyable piece. It’s 45+ lessons in about 45 days. (To start at Chapter 1, click HERE.) To view it best, bring up the two versions in different windows and view them sideContinue reading “3 Word Choice Errors That Are Ruining Your Manuscript”

Writing Great Dun Dun DUNNN Moments

Using my unreleased manuscript An Angel On Her Shoulder, I am showing you my techniques for reworking a story into a more readable, more enjoyable piece. It’s 45+ lessons in about 45 days. (To start at Chapter 1, click HERE.) To view it best, bring up the two versions in different windows and view them sideContinue reading “Writing Great Dun Dun DUNNN Moments”

Why I Love Mark Twain

In an essay ripping Fenimore Cooper’s The Deerslayer, Twain wrote a long list of writerly do’s and don’t’s (“offenses against literary art”). Here are a few, abbreviated. Some are helpful, some are just funny. Take note, all.   The Rules of Writing (or the “Rules Governing Literary Art”) require That the personages in a taleContinue reading “Why I Love Mark Twain”

When To Dive Deep In Your Story

Using my unreleased manuscript An Angel On Her Shoulder, I am showing you my techniques for reworking a story into a more readable, more enjoyable piece. It’s 45+ lessons in about 45 days. (To start at Chapter 1, click HERE.) To view it best, bring up the two versions in different windows and view them sideContinue reading “When To Dive Deep In Your Story”

I Watched As Filters Messed Up My Story

Yeah, we’ve all done it. You’re writing a story and the words are flowing and when you look up… it’s full of filters. What? What are filters? Glad you asked. . Using my unreleased manuscript An Angel On Her Shoulder, I am showing you my techniques for reworking a story into a more readable, moreContinue reading “I Watched As Filters Messed Up My Story”

Writing A Tension Filled Standoff

Using my unreleased manuscript An Angel On Her Shoulder, I am showing you my techniques for reworking a story into a more readable, more enjoyable piece. It’s 45+ lessons in about 45 days. (To start at Chapter 1, click HERE.) To view it best, bring up the two versions in different windows and view them sideContinue reading “Writing A Tension Filled Standoff”

My Book Signing – Guest Blog Post by Angela Kay

Angela Kay has been a friend of the blog for a while, and her book The Murder of Manny Grimes came out in September of 2016. Since then she’s been doing the dreaded M word – Marketing – including learning to do book signings. Here, she explains how she’s done so far. Saturday, January 21Continue reading “My Book Signing – Guest Blog Post by Angela Kay”

How To Write A Transition Scene

Using my unreleased manuscript An Angel On Her Shoulder, I am showing you my techniques for reworking a story into a more readable, more enjoyable piece. It’s 45+ lessons in about 45 days. (To start at Chapter 1, click HERE.) To view it best, bring up the two versions in different windows and view them sideContinue reading “How To Write A Transition Scene”

How To Write Nailbiter Scenes.

  Using my unreleased manuscript An Angel On Her Shoulder, I am showing you my techniques for reworking a story into a more readable, more enjoyable piece. It’s 45+ lessons in about 45 days. (To start at Chapter 1, click HERE.) To view it best, bring up the two versions in different windows and view themContinue reading “How To Write Nailbiter Scenes.”