Category: Blog

Research

 I’m the alien that loves research. Literally.  Without research in a novel depicting a real place, what is going to set it aside and draw the reader in? As a reader nothing irritates me more than reading about a place where the writer has… Continue Reading “Research”

Avoiding Writer Norms

Rule #1 of being a writer: There are no rules. A lot people get hung up on the he said she said version of writing. Stop talking and write. Let me tell you, no name and such are still going to be waiting with… Continue Reading “Avoiding Writer Norms”

Accepting Criticism

The fear someone can experience from hearing someone critique their work is out of this world. But if you want to make it in the world of Indie authors, grow the hide of an alligator and prevent yourself from shedding it like a snake.… Continue Reading “Accepting Criticism”

Writing for Exposure vs Writing for Enjoyment

This topic can be touchy. Everyone has a different perspective on it. Whether they’ve had success in the writing universe or not. I have my own opinion. Whether others listen that’s their choice. Or if they are listening, it’s the questions of importance. Did they… Continue Reading “Writing for Exposure vs Writing for Enjoyment”

Publishing

Being an author is not a walk in the park. That is if you want to be successful.  Being a writer IS a job. It takes a lot of work if you want to show the world what you have to offer.  There’s a… Continue Reading “Publishing”

The Devil’s Retreat

It’s amazing how time flies. One minute you’re a nobody. The next 2 hours of your life, you’re suddenly an accomplished individual who knows what they are doing and what their next move is. Wrong! Becoming an Indie author can be a stressful decision.… Continue Reading “The Devil’s Retreat”

Monsters All Around Here

I guess it is easy to get caught up in reality. Working a 9 to 5 job, saving for that new car, paying bills like there is no end. Or even working the now common 70-90 hours a week slaving away to live a… Continue Reading “Monsters All Around Here”

B’s Monstrosities

I’m an avid fan of monster movies. There is no denying that considering one of the first movies I ever watched was the 1990’s cult classic Tremors. That and of course I can’t forget Jurassic Park.  Needless to say the better part of my childhood… Continue Reading “B’s Monstrosities”