Don’t Stress Out over Tension

Hey guys, another fiction post today. I’m starting to wonder if I should keep my fiction and non-fiction/freelance blogs separate and make another one for fiction writers, but since I have both journalist/freelancers and novelists/poets following along I’ll probably just keep them all here on a general writing blog until someone complains. Haha. 🙂  That…

Why Outlining Fiction is a Problem

If you’ve been reading my blog for any length of time, you’re probably aghast right now. Mouth open, coffee halfway to your lips, going “WHAT? But you said…”  It’s true. I’ve always been an advocate for outlining. In fact you can find several posts on this blog about outlining. I love it.  For non-fiction.  Non-fiction…

Success Begins with an S, Not a $

I usually try to give you all advice and information that you can go out and use in your writing life. But sometimes I like to give you points to ponder, as well. And since this particular point has been the subject of much pondering in my life recently, I figured I would pass it…

“The Interview” – Available for Free Download

Hi all! I do have something of use for you today, but also a bit of shameless self-promotion.  A few days ago I published a short story on Amazon through Kindle Direct Publishing.  It’s available for FREE between now and August 21st. If you have a Kindle or a Kindle app, I’d be so appreciative…

Writing Novels by Hand

If you’ve been following this blog for any length of time, you likely know that I’m a bit of an old hat when it comes to how I do most things. Obviously I’m not completely against technology – I am writing a blog post here, after all – but I do prefer to do most things the…

Why I’m Shutting Down my Textbroker Account

After a year and a quarter as a Textbroker writer, I’ve finally decided to call it quits. Lest you think the following is tantamount to a child saying “Fine, you don’t like me I’m leaving,” rest assured it’s not. In writing, as in life, and as it should be in any facet of life, I…

10 Reasons I Love to Research from Books

Call me archaic, but I believe there’s something about words on a page that the internet just can’t give to us. Sure, we have blogs and e-books and online articles, and those all serve their purpose. I think web content is great – I make my living writing it. But when it comes to writing…