Long Time No Post 

I learned a lot from the Seymour Agency’s 2017 Writer’s Winter Escape. This has made me want to reinvent my blogging experience completely and I haven’t entirely worked that out lately. I’m still doing a lot of reading.  So very soon you can expect a post on a book I read and loved (The Hundred…

Heinlein’s 5 Rules on Writing

Last year one of my critique partners, Richmond Camero, gave me several ebooks. Two of them were written by the bestseller Dean Wesley Smith.  One of them was on Heinlein’s Rules.  Heinlein’s Rules, if you’re unfamiliar with them, are: 1 – You must write. 2 – You must finish what you write. 3 – You…

Writing about what hurts

Ernest Hemingway said, “Write hard and clear about what hurts”. Why? Writing is hard enough. It’s hard not to have a fear of judgement when writing in general, why open oneself up and share one’s darkest moments? Isn’t it good enough to just craft a good story, follow a decent outline of some sort, and…

Revisions: the returns of the writing world

  “Christmas is saying thanks for some gift you’ll return” Francesca Battistelli belts out. We all know that December 26th is a big day for gift returns and that gift giving is one of the most stressful parts of Christmas. Writing is kind of like gift giving.  It’s hoping that the reader will like this…