Tag Archive | Zoe Winters

Stupid Word Love: Volume 3

I’m not the only one writing stupid words. There’s tons! Way more than any mortal mind can consume, so I present the best of the best. I’ll start things off with an excellent post by Michelle Davidson Argyle, What Blogging Has Become. She talks about where blogging is going and what she thinks the purpose […]

My Training as an Engineer Thus Far #ROW80 Update

My Goal: Read two chapters of Story Engineering a day until I finish it. Test my grasp of those lessons on my WIP and short stories. Things are still very GOOD. I’ve kept up with my reading of Story Engineering. Right now I’m in a large section breaking down character into three specific dimensions which […]

YAY! #ROW80 Update

My Goal: Finish revising my friggin’ book already! The road to my goal: 250-500 words on workdays and 500-1000 on my days off. The sometimes detour when I get stuck: Plot the next book. Hey folks! Guess what? I’VE MET MY STANDARDS! Please take a moment to sing my praises. So, Sunday I didn’t write. […]

The Thing About Professionalism

Okay, so I’m sure you’ve all read about the author meltdown that was all over the internet yesterday.  Suffice to say this woman has ruined her career and if she does want to publish, will have to go under a different name.  It’s a shame because a reaction like hers where she tells commenters not […]

The Battle of Who Could Care Less

The other day I put up a link to one of my posts in a writers group I’m in.  Everyone was pretty into it and then I got one comment calling into question my reasons for self-publishing.  It wasn’t offensive, but the person felt strongly that traditional was the way to go.  I responded, making […]

Zero Books Sold, But 2010 Was Still Good

I was chatting with my friend Susan Bischoff and she was telling me about the year in review post she was working on.  I’d seen a few of these on other blogs so I asked her if this was the thing to do.  It was and since I want the same success as her I […]

Luck vs. Good Timing

The other day I read a guest post by Zoe Winters on The Creative Penn that talked about why indie author success isn’t based on luck.  It got me thinking why that word gets tossed around so much. I guess it’s because not many people think writing is hard work.  When a marathon runner wins […]