Reward the Small Stuff

Reward the Small Stuff

Oct 29

Let’s face it, most of us are pretty good at rewarding ourselves when it comes to life changing events. Maybe it is when you graduated college or when you sign the book deal. But what about all of those small goals we set out to do every day? This is one area where I feel a lot of people, especially writers, who miss out on rewarding ourselves who achieving their goals. Think about the goals...

Pat Yourself on the Back

Pat Yourself on the Back

May 13

Every success is usually preceded by several failures so it is important to remember to give credit when it is due. You know where I stand on rewarding the small stuff but I tend not to follow what I tell folks to do and pat yourself on the back. Not sure why but I have always found it hard give myself credit when it is due. No matter what facet of my life it is, I tend not give myself any props...

One Story Down Many More To Go

One Story Down Many More To Go

Feb 05

February is here and I am glad to see I have been making progress on my 2017 WIP. I am glad to say I have knocked one of the stories off of my list. “Pillars of Strength” was completed. The purpose of the short story was to help me feel out a wider scope for a potential story. It was brief and to the point with the focus relying heavily on dialogue to carry it. I kept the word limit...

Don’t Let Those Deadlines Beat You Up

Don’t Let Those Deadlines Beat You Up

May 30

Deadlines are apart of every writer’s life no matter what field or genre you work in. The deadline can self-inflicted to help keep the you on track or perhaps it is was given by a third party. The problem is some writer’s let the deadlines get the better of them causing undue stress. It is important to remember they can be your friend and work to your advantage. There are several...

Anti-Heroes Can Be Tricky

Anti-Heroes Can Be Tricky

Feb 27

Protagonists are not always the good guy, sometimes they turn out to be an anti-hero and this can be a difficult for a writer. When a character is called an anti–hero, most folks tend to think of a not so nice person who has a change of heart by the end of the story and does something good. One anti-hero who has been garnering a lot of attention lately thanks to his new movie is Deadpool....