I made more mistakes than I can count on my way to becoming an award-winning author. Here I’m freely sharing what I’ve learned about writing, publishing and marketing books, and other interesting stuff that may end up in a novel someday.
Category Archives: Fiction becoming reality
Three centuries ago, the continent was convulsed in a civil war. No one in Tlefas is exactly sure how it started. What they do know is four factions fought for decades. An ancient civilization prospered on both sides of the … Continue reading
Are my villains coming to life in a believable way? As I edit my novel, I’m concerned that they might up with the emotional range of Flat Stanley or the competence of Wil E. Coyote. So today I’m going to … Continue reading
The last two weeks haven’t been kind to my novel editing. Studying for a professional certification, working on the memoir I’m ghostwriting, and various and sundry family concerns all have gotten in the way. But Tlefas and its inhabitants have … Continue reading
Taxes are an invention of the devil, designed to oppress, enrage and impoverish. No, I’m not quoting an anarchist or even a libertarian on steroids, (but I am feeling more sympathy with those points of view these day). This is … Continue reading
Along with the tapping of the keys, I heard a persistent drip-drop. Was that the sound of a leaky pipe or spilled water? No, it was the beautiful sound of the icicles melting, dripping on the snow below. A small … Continue reading
How many weddings have you been to in your life? About 20 years ago, I made a list of all I could remember. It was a long list…about 75. That was the time in my life when it seemed like … Continue reading