Okay, What’s The Big Surprise?

Ta daaaaahhh! Here it is: YOU can win one of 5 signed paperback copies of “Savvy Stories, funny things I learned from my daughter” by entering a Goodreads promo right now! Click HERE to enter the promo. Okay, you’re giving away a book. Why is that a big deal? In a word, BOOK PROMOTIONS = MARKETINGContinue reading “Okay, What’s The Big Surprise?”

Announcing the TOUGHEST Flash Fiction Challenge Ever: 4-Way Dialog (AND a special surprise!)

We’ve discussed how difficult it is to write good dialogs. We’ve talked about avoiding dialog tags. We’ve talked about using “beats.” But have we really put that talk into action? Now we will. WARNING: THIS IS THE TOUGHEST FLASH FICTION CHALLENGE EVER Write a conversation between four characters. What, that’s it? Hey, it’s harder thanContinue reading “Announcing the TOUGHEST Flash Fiction Challenge Ever: 4-Way Dialog (AND a special surprise!)”

Yes, IT is coming…

Are you excited about tomorrow? I am. The kid has dance class, so I get to write, uninterrupted, for about three hours! No, dance class isn’t three hours. She’s five. Dance class is about 45 minutes. But between that and getting ready and driving there and shopping afterward and driving home, my wife and daughterContinue reading “Yes, IT is coming…”


A VERY special surprise is headed your way. Well… it’s headed here. Not today and not tomorrow, but SOON. I’m very excited about it. I hope you will be. I think you will. I hope so… If it were me, I’d check in Saturday, for sure. Unless I forget.  Then it could be a littleContinue reading “IT… IS COMING!”