Coming Soon! A Scary Anthology

You may have noticed I’ve been quieter on here than normal (or at least I think I have. It feels like I have). The reason is there are TWO books coming out in the next couple of months that are very important to me and have required me to bury myself in my writing hole.…

Where Writers Get Stuck: Marketing

Before I get started on today’s topic, I want to express a huge thank you to everyone who supported my fundraiser for Houston disaster relief or gave directly to an organization that will help people in need. We are seeing the best of America coming through every day, and if there’s a silver lining to…

Fundraiser for Houston Disaster Relief

By now you’ve seen the shocking images coming out of Houston as Hurricane Harvey batters the area. The size of the storm combined with the fourth most-populated city in the country has created an unprecedented disaster, and as of this writing, there is still at least a foot of rain to come. This disaster is…

Where Writers Get Stuck: Querying and Publishing

Welcome to Part 4 of our blogging mini-series on where writers get stuck, which launched after I ran this poll on Twitter. The results were close enough that I decided to spend time on each one, in addition to a Super Secret Place Writers Get Stuck That’s So Super Secret I Didn’t Put It On…

Where Writers Get Stuck: Editing and Revising

Welcome to Part 3 of our Where Writers Get Stuck mini-series, inspired by this Twitter poll. Be sure to check Part 1 and Part 2 for solutions to planning and drafting problems. Today is where we put on a different hat, going from writer to publisher. Don’t freak out. We’re using the term “publisher” loosely.…

Where Writers Get Stuck: Drafting

Welcome to Part 2 of our blog mini-series on where writers get stuck, based on this poll I took on Twitter. We started with Planning, though today’s topic is closely related – so closely, in fact, that Dan combined them in his response to Part 1. Drafting issues are often the result of planning issues.…