Muscles Atrophy

Do you want to write faster? Write more. Writing is a muscle. The more you use it, the stronger you’ll be. You’ll be able to write faster for longer. You know the problem with muscles, though? They atrophy, too. I mentioned a few weeks back that my daughter slaughtered a series I’d already outlined. That’sContinue reading “Muscles Atrophy”

Introvert: Broken

The con broke me. So last week I helped my friend and author extraordinaire Lydia Sherrer table at the Cincinnati Comic Expo. She continues to be insanely gracious in teaching and allowing me to learn at her feet. Next year I’m hoping to table myself with Madelyn of the Sky. But now it’s time forContinue reading “Introvert: Broken”

It’s Not a Secret

Don’t tell them. They’re competition. If you help them, if you tell them how to do better, if you share information, you’re only hurting yourself. You know what you do? Talk badly about them. Make sure everyone knows you’re better. After all, if they spend their dollars on your competition, that’s less dollars they’ll spendContinue reading “It’s Not a Secret”

Every Writer Needs Resources

You bled out your fingertips as you wove your masterpiece, and now it’s done. You’ve got your manuscript complete. Now what? I was mystified a few years ago. What do you do? I mean, isn’t it as simple as 1. Write 2. [unknown process] 3. Profit! ? Yeah… not so much. But thankfully, some friendsContinue reading “Every Writer Needs Resources”

I’m Gonna Need More Cookies

Writing by itself takes little to no money. If you’ve got a laptop or a notepad or a blank wall, you can write. Being an author, however, can accrue many expenses, especially if you’re attempting to self-publish. Some of the bigger costs can involve getting covers, purchasing ISBN’s, marketing, and formatting so the book looksContinue reading “I’m Gonna Need More Cookies”