After a year of writing, learning, editing, proofreading…I finally published my first novel, The Supernatural Prodigy. It should NOT have taken me a year. A good six months of that time was spent researching and studying. Turns out writing is not simply sitting down and pouring your story into your computer. It’s a long, hard,… Read More Getting Published-How Hard Can It Be?
As with many love stories, my relationship with sci-fi didn’t start well. When I was seven years old, my eleven-year-old sister took me to a double feature: “Them” and “Tarantula.” One could argue those are horror movies, but they’re based on science-gone-wrong. “Them” is about nuclear testing creating huge monstrous ants, and “Tarantula” is about… Read More My Sci-Fi History
Under the category of “writing,” I hoped to put together some awesome advice. Advice has been a treacherous path for me, both given and received. I’ve seen wonderful stories never reach the light of day, destroyed by lack of voice. I do not want to see that happen to you. Let me explain… When all… Read More Voice vs. Literary Laryngitis
Writing Prompts, a necessary tool for writers.… Read More Writing Prompts
With almost seventy percent of Americans wanting to write, one would think there would be far more tools out there. It has taken some time for me to find them. Let me save you some time and effort. My first breakthrough in my quest to find economical sources for critiques and editing was Critique Circle.… Read More Writing Tools
I would love to tell you that writing is fun, easy, rewarding, and everything you dreamed it would be. For your sake, I won’t do that. It can be. But, you have to get through the rough patches as well. When I decided I would write, the first thing I did was to change my… Read More The Writing Journey Begins