I can't say enough good about "A (Unauthorized) Writer's Guide to Harry Potter." I was fortunate enough to get an ARC of this from the author. This is probably the single most engaging book on writing I’ve read. It’s beautifully written, and full of clear direction to take your work further by asking the right … Continue reading A Writer’s Guide to Harry Potter – Review
View from my drive home.
I try to write the best books I possibly can, and with my limited free time to devote to writing, it should be no surprise that it takes me a while to finish even a first draft. Once that's done, the revisions and rewrites begin before I allow beta readers to see it. This flies … Continue reading I Do It My Way
Wow, I registered with WP 8 years ago. Eight years. Holy smokes. I started with my Wandering Mind blog back then, mostly chronicling my bicycle adventures. That blog has lain dormant for many years now while I've focused on writing and Tarot (on the Dangling Pentacles Tarot blog), which admittedly has been more active recently … Continue reading My WordPress-iversary
... when you feel like the world is kicking your ass You have no responsibility to live up to what other people think you ought to accomplish. I have no responsibility to be like they expect me to be. It’s their mistake, not my failing – Richard P Feynman
This is just an "info sharing" post. Indie authors (meaning self-published) have long had a very bad reputation for poorly written and poorly edited books. This is why it's next to impossible to get brick-n-mortar bookstores to stock indie titles. In my quest to improve my own writing I've discovered a couple of free editing … Continue reading Info Sharing — Editing for Indies
I have a drabble up today at 101Fiction ! What's a drabble? you ask. Well I'll tell ya. It's a veeeeery short piece of fiction of 100 words. Why 101? It had to have a 1-word title. Please do go over and read all the new work posted today at 101Fiction. The theme for this … Continue reading Reservoir
I didn't know there was one! Today is the anniversary of the first publication of "Dracula" in 1897. In honor of that, here some links to fun Dracula-related things (sites, podcasts): http://www.bramstoker.org/novels/05dracula.html The Dracula Chronicles The Vampire Historian - World Dracula Day Mini-sode (from 2015, don't see anything more recent) The 1977 "Count Dracula" … Continue reading World Dracula Day 2016
A little Friday the 13th treat! And you don't have to be a Kindle Unlimited subscriber. If you need a different format (ePub or PDF) contact me and I can send you the file.
Warm weather is here, and you know what that means. Yardwork. Sucking up my weekends, when I'd much rather be indoors writing. I'm trying to reclaim my back yard from the blackberry brambles this year, and have finally resorted to chemical warfare. I hate using herbicides, but it's out of control. There's a play structure … Continue reading Summertime, and the Livin’ Ain’t Easy