Writing

The Next Big Thing (What’s it Called?)

My buddy, Kait, tagged me in this ten question meme about my current work in progress. Normally, I never have answers for these things, but for this one, I had stuff to say! What is the title of your book? Don’t have one yet. I’ll probably take suggestions from my buddies when I finish writing […]

Your Mom Was Right About Honesty

Your mom or whoever told you honesty is the best policy. My last blog surprised me with the response. I wanted to write something since I hadn’t in a while (Something I’m trying really hard not to do) and my social media blah was on my mind. So, I wrote my mind, hit publish and […]

The Power of Done and the Danger of Somethings

Last Monday was a pretty awesome evening. I plotted out the final scene for the next story I plan to write. In the year since the hard truth, I’ve tried to put everything I’ve learned about story structure into this one and I’m quite happy with the results. I daydreamed all day yesterday about the […]

Surprises While Plotting

I’ve been having a lot fun plotting my latest idea and I think I’m around the halfway part of it or the mid-point. As defined by Larry Brooks, author of Story Engineering: New information that enters the story squarely in the middle of it, that changes the contextual experience and understanding of either the reader, […]

Write More, Market Less: The Proof

I read an article with a bunch of self-publishing stats last night. To me, it was a lot of common sense stuff, but if they only decided to print this part, its all any writer needs to know. The Top Earners group spent more time writing than they did marketing, and those in the group […]