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How to Author: Celebrating “The End”

How to Author: Celebrating “The End”

It’s important to take time and celebrate the end of a book. WATCH MORE HOW TO AUTHOR How do you celebrate the end of a big project? Tell us in the comments. How to Author is now available on iTunes podcasts. Subscribe today. Is there a topic you’d like to...
How to Author: Editing

How to Author: Editing

Here are five words and phrases you can cut from your manuscript to make your writing stronger. WATCH MORE HOW TO AUTHOR What words or phrases do you think need to go? Enlighten us in the comments. How to Author is now available on iTunes podcasts. Subscribe today. Is...
How to Author: Rebranding

How to Author: Rebranding

You may have noticed the new site. That’s not all that’s changing. WATCH MORE HOW TO AUTHOR How to Author is now available on iTunes podcasts. Subscribe today. Is there a topic you’d like to see covered? If I don’t already have an opinion about...
Rough Drafts: The Rougher the Better

Rough Drafts: The Rougher the Better

I’ve been struggling to finish another full-length book this year. But, I finally realized what was holding me back and now I feel stupid because it was something I’d learned long ago. I wasn’t making my rough drafts rough enough. THE PROBLEM: TOO MANY TASKS  I was...
Screw The Muse: Brest Fortress Memorial

Screw The Muse: Brest Fortress Memorial

Here’s my basic creative process. Fill my head with information until my brain is full and a story falls out. Then fill it up again. I spend a lot of time filling up my head.  Jack London said, “You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.” I...

I’m Not Writing For You Anymore

I’m not writing for you anymore. And, I’ll be honest, I never really wanted to. I wanted to write for me. It was a totally selfish act. When I first started writing books it was a way to escape the pressures of my day job. I’d sit by myself for hours without a clue as...

Meet My Character Blog Tour

Welcome to my leg of the Meet My Character Blog Tour. I’d like to thank Thomas Scott for inviting me to participate. Thomas is the author of the State Series which includes State of Anger and State of Betrayal. Each follows the protagonist Virgil Jones, a detective...

Ebooks vs Real Books: The Debate Still Rages, Apparently

I’ve had an e-reader for a little over three years now and I’m finally ready to weigh in on the debate: E-Books vs Real Books. I have always loved reading. Delving into the stories and getting lost in the author’s imaginary world. If someone asked me what a book was...