How do you find time to write?

These days, with dozens of digital distractions, writers have to physically block out time to write. It hasn’t always been this way, of course. When I first started writing, we didn’t even have VCR’s, and the only “Mario and Luigi” we knew owned competing pizza shops. I was four years old. I had made a […]

Writing vs Social Networking: Which “pie” is yours?

What part of your writing workday is actually spent writing? How much time do you invest in Social Networking? [InfoGraphic] Time spent Writing versus Social Networking, for aspiring authors [InfoGraphic] After months of careful observations and interactions with people like me — folks with more than one job who host small-market websites and write for […]

Honest writing is about feeding the spirit, and so much more!

Don’t ever let them teach you how to write! The implications of this statement are encouraging and thought provoking, to say the least. It’s a line that gets to the heart of the matter, forces us to sink our teeth into something deeper – beyond the scope of words, obliterated with “grammatically correct” verbiage… …because […]

What’s on your Must-Read list?

Recently, I was having a conversation with Lou Aronica, publisher at The Story Plant. Lou had asked for my feedback on a review copy of one of his author’s novels. My remarks were mildly critical, so I offered Lou some insight on my reading background, in defense of my opinions. We all have biases. No […]

Dialect in dialogue: How much is too much?

We’re writers, and we all love a good character. You know, a character who’s something of a “character.” And we all know that one of the clearest, simplest, and most effective ways to illuminate a tasty character is by using dialect in dialogue. Good use of dialect lets our readers “hear” the same character voice […]

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