I was reading on a forum today where an author asked how he could get the joy of writing back. He was worn out and bored with everything he started. The thought of writing another word was akin to pulling his own teeth with a pair of pliers. As I read through the comments it … Continue reading Writing for yourself First
Last December I come to that point in my blogging career where I don't know what to blog about anymore. Maybe it is because of who I am, or maybe I burned myself out after 7 years of constantly blogging. Either way, my lack ideas gave me a way out reason to take an extended … Continue reading What Type of Writer are you?
Are you blogging? How often? Once a week, 3 times a week, every day? Are you on social media? What ones? Are you posting every hour? Once a day? Are you talking about about what you ate for lunch? Or a link to your latest book? How about answering emails? Are you answering them, or … Continue reading Blogging, Social Networking, Answering Emails – Hey, when do I get the time to write?
I'm sitting at my desk this morning with my cup of coffee, my emails open, and an urge to slap someone I don't know upside the head. Why? Because there is this erroneous myth floating around the Internet that self-publishing is the easy way out and it's easier to succeed at self-publishing your books then … Continue reading Why you might not be succeeding at Self-Publishing?
Looking through my Lifestream through AIM this morning I found this interesting post on "The Simple Reason You're not a Writer (Yet)" by Jeff Goins that I thought I'd share with you all. I once asked author Steven Pressfield when a writer becomes a writer. Is it when you get book deal? When you … Continue reading When is a Writer a Writer…
There seems to be this misconception in our world that people need to be beautiful to be perfect. That the good guys always win or wear white hats. That the cheerleaders should go with the football/basketball players or be brainless. The same type of misconceptions are found in writing. Like fiction isn’t true literature and everything … Continue reading My Take on Why Romance and Erotic Romance is More than Porn
A few days ago I wrote a post that talked about using a real place in your fiction. Today I want to talk about creating a fictional setting for your fiction. The good thing about creating a fictional place is that anything can happen in that world. The bad thing is that some authors think … Continue reading 5 Tips to Creating a Fictional Place in your Fiction