For those of you who are interested (and I hope that’s a lot of you), we have finalized some of the ideas for the anthology. The theme is: SCARY That’s a pretty broad brush, gang. Feel free to go crazy. Scary includes: you know, lots of stuff. Horror. Macabre. All that. Channel your innerContinue reading “Anthology update!”
Ta dah!! I’m so excited. I keep forgetting that midnight July 31st isn’t first thing August 1 but first thing July 31, so I was expecting this sucker to go live TOMORROW. Oops. Oh, well. Doesn’t matter – we are off to the races now! Get your copy today by clicking HERE Gang, thisContinue reading “ANGEL IS LIVE! Get it now, and if you need to POST YOUR REVIEW, please DO THAT, too!”
Billy Crystal once made a movie called Mr. Saturday Night (or something like that – I’m not looking it up). It wasn’t a really funny movie, the way people expect Billy Crystal movies to be, but it was good for other reasons. There were some lessons in there that I think he learned that heContinue reading “What You Need, Writer!”
MIDNIGHT TONIGHT, July 31, 2017, Eastern Standard Time, is the deadline for your story if it’s going in the Word Weaver Writing Contest. Prizes, fame, and a critique of your writing by me – but not if you don’t enter. 2. If you are interested in being in the anthology, please let me know byContinue reading “TICK TOCK: Update on the WRITING CONTEST, the ANTHOLOGY, and maybe some other stuff. (About 7 quick bullet points in all.)”
Last week we discussed some basic tips to improve your writing the way a critique group would. Today we address more of those suggestions plus how to deal with reading harsh critiques you might get in a free online critique group and other not so fun things. (And some fun things, too.) READING CRITIQUES WhenContinue reading “How To Critique and Edit Your OWN Work, part 2”
Writing or otherwise, let’s get to know each other better. Pat yourself on the back in the comments section below.
If you haven’t entered the Word Weaver Writing Contest yet, you still have this weekend. Don’t miss out! I know. You’re busy. You don’t have time. That Thing You Do is on cable. There’s a pile of laundry calling your name and loved ones who insist on being fed. Priorities. Continue reading “The end (of the contest) is near!”
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 probably where my own quote,if it’s funny enough you can do anything (in your writing) – came from. What are YOUR thoughts on this idea?
Each week we’re taking five, maybe ten, of YOUR writerly questions and setting about answering them for you. Ask Dan ANYTHING Skill level doesn’t matter. Newbie writer, veteran writer, you have questions. I’ll opine; maybe some others will chime in with their thoughts, and hopefully YOU will get several good solutions to choose from. WannaContinue reading “Ask Dan ANYTHING”
Jenny is in! Don’t miss your chance.