Make Those Connections

Make Those Connections

Jun 05

Nowadays, there are not enough hours in the day to for everyone which means networking is even more important. This is especially important for up and coming writers who should be making connections with various folks in their field. The thing is this nothing new and has been talked about at great lengths by people who have way more experience than yours truly. While it is great to here folks in...

A Few Steps from my Editing Process

A Few Steps from my Editing Process

May 21

Even though you may have finished the first draft of your breakthrough story, but your writing process is far from done. Writers tend to develop our own style of an editing process based on years of practice and I thought it was a good time to share a few of my steps. Over the years, I have tried different techniques when it came to editing my work. Not everything has worked and at times it...

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...

Creating Something Unique Is Hard

Creating Something Unique Is Hard

Apr 29

Don’t let anyone out there full you. Creating something unique is hard  no matter how you look at it. On a recent idea walk, the kiddo and I discussed how hard it can be when you are trying to create something unique no matter the medium you are using. The topic came up when he was told me about the difficulty he was having making a new character for a card game he is developing. This was...

Spring Cleaning Tips for Writers

Spring Cleaning Tips for Writers

Mar 26

Spring cleaning is not just good for breaking out of the winter funk, it is the perfect way to to keep your writing life fresh. I know some folks like to do their version of Spring cleaning at the start of the new year but I prefer to wait until Winter is in the rear view mirror. Why is Spring cleaning important for writers? Time has a habit of flying by, as a result things can get lost in the...

Collaboration Projects Are In My Future

Collaboration Projects Are In My Future

Mar 06

When I first started writing, I never thought I would be working on a story with a co-writer. Apparently times have changed. The kiddo and I have been doing idea walks for a few years now and it appears they have resulted into possible collaboration projects. At first glance, some would say, including myself that I created a monster. The idea walks started out to bounce ideas off each other for...