Category: Writing

In my reading nook

A little supplemental material for the upcoming week and long weekend….

The Notebook

I have a short story contest deadline in a few days, and I have been wracking my brain trying to find a short enough idea for this 1250-word contest. I’m great with 10k words, but a piece that’s under 2,000 is tougher for me. (Hey, I talk…

The Author Photo in a Racist, Opinionated Digital Age

So, I’m dreading the obligatory author photo, but I have now accepted the fact that I need one. If anything, I need to show people I am the one who wrote this awesome-sauce piece of literary genius. (That’s hyperbole. See how awesome a writer…

Writer’s Insight, Q2’18-Indie Publishing Part 2-Overwhelmed is an Understatement

My “Word of the Day” on Tuesday was OVERWHELMED. My target release date for the 1st installment of my Living Between Dreams series was fast approaching, and everything that I didn’t know about publishing was on my “To Do” list. How do I use this…

Writer’s Insight, Q1’18-Indie Publishing Part 1-Covers and Prep (aka editing)

In 2017 after several rejections and the desire to get this novel out there so I can move on to Novel Two, I decided to self-publish my first novel (also the first in a trilogy). For the first 3 months of this year, I’ve been…

Podcasting: Tell Me What you Think?

A friend of mine asked me recently “Why don’t you have a Podcast?” My answer was “I don’t have time for that.” But really, I have no idea why I’m not doing a Podcast. Partly, because it seems like something I would need time…

“Twenty-Four Hours of Freedom” Sequel? You decide

Since it’s voting day in the US, I’ve just posted a poll about my eStory “Twenty-Four Hours of Freedom” on its FB page. I’ve been getting some steady feedback about wanting a sequel, so I’d like to know what you think? So I keep…