Writing

There’s a Reason You Failed

Tonight is the premier of America’s Got Talent an there’s quite a lot of buzz because Howard Stern is the newest judge. As a fan of his, I’m looking forward to watching the show. That’s saying something because, aside from half of American Idol’s first season, I’ve never watched any of these type of shows. […]

Bending The Scene To My Will

First off, I’m super happy to be on day 4 of consecutive Showing Up, which is the fancy, cool, hip way to say “writing.” I won’t go so far as to say I’m in the habit of Showing Up yet, but I’m definitely on the right track. Anyway, the method that’s been working for me […]

I Showed Up

Last night I worked on a plan to be more organized with my writing career. This was brought on by a culmination of factors. Is that you Universe? We’ve got my recent move from two jobs to one or The Return of my Free Time. A recent article by Kristen Lamb talking about the Eat […]

I Must Become a Post Ripper

Sometimes when Kait and I are chatting about blogging she’ll say something about ripping out a post. She posts almost every single day. Not an easy thing to do in a way that’ll have people coming back for more, but she does it and does it well. She’s got the talent, and it is a […]

Yes, Lee Child Is THAT Awesome

Yesterday I saw a tweet from Alison Brennan (via Piper Bayard retweet) about advice Lee Child gave to a group of new writers. I highly recommend making some time to read it because as the author of the article, Anthony J. Franze, correctly points out, Lee Child’s advice is more about being a successful person in whatever […]

Pop That Champagne! I Did Some Writing!

I’m starting to get into these blog-minis. Short and sweet with no definite point except what I’m up to. Anyway, after getting Friday’s post all set, I decided to open up a new Word document. The big blank page and I stared at each other for a bit while I thought about what to write. […]

Refreshed and Ready For Action #ROW80

Overall Goal: Figure out my writing process Goal Pieces: 1. Read more books in my genre. 2. Read more books on craft and apply the lessons to my writing. Forgive me, for I have not posted in the last few updates. Ha! Did anyone even notice? There’s almost eighty of them. There wasn’t much to […]