You Can’t Please Everyone

I try to write fiction that everyone will enjoy. I try not to be offensive in my writing, but invariably, someone takes something the wrong way and goes away angry. It always bothers me when that happens but there isn’t much I can do about it. Take, for example, a comment I recently got about my story, GalaxyBillies. The comment in question was regarding the use of the word, “schizophrenic.” I use the word to describe the thought processes of one of the characters. The comment essentially said, “I don’t like that you are making fun of schizophrenics so I’m not reading any more of your story.” When I read the comment, I was at a loss for words. But, […]

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NaNoWriMo 2015

If you’ve ever wanted to challenge yourself in your writing, I highly encourage you to try NaNoWriMo this year. In a nutshell, NaNoWriMo is a self-challenge to write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days. Sounds impossible? It really isn’t. Especially because their is a wonderful website (http://nanowrimo.org/) that helps you track your words, connects you to other writers taking the challenge AND provides emails of encouragement the entire month. I have actually won NaNo five times (or is it six) since I started doing it. In fact, two of my NaNo novels have gone on to be published. Alas, I won’t be officially participating this year. A crazy schedule has seen to it that I simply cannot dedicate myself […]

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Get Published – So Long and Thanks for All the Fish

I’ve been struggling to decide what to do with Get Published. My writing demands (on my time) have been growing over the past couple years and, since no one seems to be willing to increase the number of hours in the day, I’ve had to start prioritizing my projects. A number of factors are telling me it is time to end Get Published. What they are isn’t important. What is important is knowing when it is time to end the show. I have had a lot of positives from the show. I’ve met many terrific people and learned a lot of great things related to writing. In fact, I can directly attribute my first story sales to the podcast. Those […]

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