Relationships anthology cover update – any of these ideas grab you?

Do any of these images catch your eye? (Click the individual image to enlarge it.) What about some of these mock-up covers? (Click the individual image to enlarge it.) And what about that as a possible title? “Hidden Gems” kinda indicates there’s something in there you’ll like, while still being obtuse about the nature of theContinue reading “Relationships anthology cover update – any of these ideas grab you?”

What should the title be for an anthology about “relationships”? (And what should the cover look like?)

We are about to start a new writing contest March 1st, and there’s a question that’s been bothering me since we concluded the last one.   What should the title be for an anthology about “relationships”? And what should the cover look like?   As you will recall, our December contest had a theme ofContinue reading “What should the title be for an anthology about “relationships”? (And what should the cover look like?)”

Food For Thought (a.k.a. A Writely Kick in The Rear)

It seems simplistic, but turn it around: Can you achieve it if you can’t dream it? If a goal or an idea is not a realizable thought in your brian, you won’t get there. The dream comes first – then the hard work – but it starts with a dream. The hard work is whatContinue reading “Food For Thought (a.k.a. A Writely Kick in The Rear)”

Come See Me At The Writing Workshop

I’m at it again! I’ll be presenting “Pacing” at the upcoming FWA Writing Workshop on April 28, 2018. Yep. People are gonna pay to listen to me talk again – and you could be one! I’ll be dazzling attendees with my presentation, then dazzling the bartender – and possibly you – in the lounge afterward. Seriously, I’mContinue reading “Come See Me At The Writing Workshop”

What Makes A Good Mystery?

As many of you know, our March Word Weaver Writing Contest has a theme of MYSTERY. Technically it’s “murder, mystery, suspense.” Also, I’ve been asked to join a collection of bestselling mystery writers to pen a mystery for an anthology that will come out later this year. COINCIDENCE??? Pfft. Come on. So I thought IContinue reading “What Makes A Good Mystery?”

Give Yourself A Pat On The Back!

We work hard at this writing stuff. We deserve a pat on the back once in while. And who else is gonna understand anyway? Except other writer types? The biggest things writers lack is confidence, and that starts by acknowledging that what we did is worth some praise. Big or small, let’s talk about themContinue reading “Give Yourself A Pat On The Back!”

You have questions. Ask away.

This blog has long been a friendly place to come and learn, and what better way to learn than to ask? You have questions. Writer stuff, marketing, motivation, you name it. ASK ME Your questions. Your challenges. Your issues. If I don’t know, we’ll put it out to my vast network of author friends andContinue reading “You have questions. Ask away.”