Gullible’s Travels: 10 Ways To Avoid Falling Prey To Vanity Publishing Scams

Don’t forget: the July Word Weaver WRITING CONTEST is about to start! PRIZES! FAME! and best of all the first 20 entries will be critiqued BY ME   Occasionally we turn the reins over to a friend of the blog so they can share their experience in writing – some good, some bad – forContinue reading “Gullible’s Travels: 10 Ways To Avoid Falling Prey To Vanity Publishing Scams”

What Do YOU Think?

I’m interested in getting your thoughts about stuff I see and hear, quotes I read, stuff that passes as knowledge – and starting an authorey conversation. THIS is what makes a story interesting. Try it. Your life will change because your stories CHANGE. Suddenly, what you write is a lot more interesting. It’s an imperative.Continue reading “What Do YOU Think?”

New Weekly Feature: Ask Dan Anything!

I’m not sure that exclamation mark in the title was necessary, but I’m VERY excited about this new segment. Ask Dan Anything! Yeah, the exclamation mark kinda works. For now, while it’s new. I may drop it after a few weeks. Anyway, here’s the deal: Each week we’ll take five, maybe ten, of YOUR writerlyContinue reading “New Weekly Feature: Ask Dan Anything!”

Finished! First lady of the keys, a real-time review – conclusion

  Well, I wasn’t sure how Lucy would wrap everything up in 10 pages, but she did! And I am very happy about how it wrapped up, too. I have to wonder… in the books final scenes, PorterGirl wears a halter top dress to the going away party of the college’s junior Bursar. I’m curiousContinue reading “Finished! First lady of the keys, a real-time review – conclusion”

First lady of the keys, a real time review – part 9 (I think)

When reading a book, I always skip to the last page of the story to see how long it is.   That doesn’t mean I’m not enjoying it; I’m just analytical. 242 pages. Hmm. That should take me between four and six hours if I rush, longer if I am interrupted. As I enjoy theContinue reading “First lady of the keys, a real time review – part 9 (I think)”

GET READY! The July Word Weaver WRITING CONTEST is about to start!

It’s just a few days away, but you’ll be busy at the start of July, what with Independence Day and all, so this is a friendly reminder to GET READY! PRIZES! FAME! and best of all the first 20 entries will be critiqued BY ME Prior contestants have said my input was worth more thanContinue reading “GET READY! The July Word Weaver WRITING CONTEST is about to start!”

First lady of the keys, a real-time review – part eight

8 OK, so I’m 60% of the way through the PorterGirl novel First Lady of the Keys, and I am loving every bit of it. There is humor, there is mystery – little mysteries that seem to be rolling up into one big mystery – but at 60% of the way through I can’t reallyContinue reading “First lady of the keys, a real-time review – part eight”

First lady of the keys, a real-time review – part 7

Part 7 “Spooky” So is it a ghost story? Are all the books in the series ghost stories? Who knew? Well, Lucy, I suppose. I should probably ask. But I’m not sure she would tell me; that might ruin the fun. And we all know Lucy likes her fun… Another Brit phrase: Sod’s law. Huh?Continue reading “First lady of the keys, a real-time review – part 7”

Me, a Writer? Guest Blog Post By Juliet Nubel

Occasionally we turn the reins over to a friend of the blog so they can share their experience in writing – some good, some bad – for the benefit of others. Here’s Juliet. When Dan, very kindly and unexpectedly, replied to one of the comments I’d made to the wonderful J.A Allen about guest blogging,Continue reading “Me, a Writer? Guest Blog Post By Juliet Nubel”

First lady of the keys, a real-time review – part 6

6 “The Committee for the Prevention of Drunken Behavior” I already like this chapter just from its title.  Lucy is way funnier than I thought. Is that insulting? It’s not meant to be. I knew she was funny; I didn’t know she was this funny. This is a funny chapter, as you may have surmisedContinue reading “First lady of the keys, a real-time review – part 6”