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”

When Do You Write?

I’m asked that question all the time. As a full time veterinarian, my work hours are…let’s say, flexible.  My last appointment might be at 5:40, but I might not get home ’till eight on any given night.  True emergencies, and “emergencies” (client: “Gee, Doc, he’s been throwing up for six days straight…I think he’s reallyContinue reading “When Do You Write?”

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”

When should you write the sequel?

A friend of mine just finished a rewrite on his first novel and is preparing to enter the soul-crushing world of querying (nonwriters: this is when you send letters and sample chapters to agents hoping they’ll fall in love with your book and want to represent you and get you a huge publishing deal).  LikeContinue reading “When should you write the sequel?”