Indiana Writing Workshop Wrapup

Continuing education is part of most professions, and writing is no different. I love attending conferences for both of my jobs, and both for the same reason: leapfrogging. Ordinary learning is step by step. You have an issue, so you try to find an answer.  You look things up, or consult a resource.  You tryContinue reading “Indiana Writing Workshop Wrapup”

Instant Mastery

Writers are an odd bunch.  It takes a lot of ego to create a story, write it out, and expect total strangers to plunk down their hard-earned cash for the privilege of reading it. At the same time we are often crippled by self-doubt, requiring massive affirmation from our agents, our editors, our families andContinue reading “Instant Mastery”

Writing a perfect novel

My editor saved a guy’s life today. I didn’t want her to. I argued a bit. Told her she shouldn’t do it.  But she convinced me, and now there’s a character in my upcoming release who should have died but doesn’t.  One life saved. We’re in the final stages of editing Horizon Alpha: Predators ofContinue reading “Writing a perfect novel”