Independent vs. Traditional Publishing

The other day on twitter a fellow writer was tweeting about how one of his co-workers was critical of his writing status. “When are you going to become a real writer?” he had asked. Implying that independent publishing was an also-ran in the publishing world. I responded by telling him to ignore such an ignorantContinue reading “Independent vs. Traditional Publishing”

Pre-order stage begins!

Ok. Let me apologize first before beginning this post. Yes. It’s shameless promotion of THE LEOPARD APOCALYPSE. But dear audience, it has to be done. Last week I put the book on sale for the November 5th release date. It was the culmination of an odyssey I had begun in 2012. Now it’s done! JustContinue reading “Pre-order stage begins!”

Finding a job that defines you.

It’s a tough one. Some of us love our jobs while others are just using them to get that all-important paycheck. So what’s a professional to do? I’ll admit it, I’m lucky. I work for a company that values my writing and editing skills, I use it to motivate me when I come home toContinue reading “Finding a job that defines you.”

Formatting Stage underway

I recently submitted the pre-edited manuscript for THE LEOPARD APOCALYPSE to my formatter before the Beta-Reading stage commences. I’ve lined up a half-dozen folks to Beta-Read for me. For all you budding writers out there, this is the most critical part of publishing. Beta-Readers help weed out typos, grammatical errors, and most importantly, give feedbackContinue reading “Formatting Stage underway”

Why artists should get out more.

As a writer I know the stereotypes that come with the territory. That writers need to be holed up in some dark room writing until our brains fall out of our heads. Nothing could be further from the truth. Honestly, if you’re a writer or any other type of artist churning out work for funContinue reading “Why artists should get out more.”

Update on The Leopard Apocalypse

After many months of editing I’ve finally completed the editing stage for The Leopard Apocalypse. The only thing left is to insert some quotes and the book will now be turned over to my editor, after which Beta Readers will have a chance to comment on the story and make suggestions. The release date isContinue reading “Update on The Leopard Apocalypse”

The value of mentoring.

I’ll admit. I went throughout my writing career for years without a guide or mentor. Then through many personal errors, I learned the best way to gain a mentor was to show interest in other people’s work. The trick is not a superficial interest just to gleam information from someone more successful, but to LEARN.Continue reading “The value of mentoring.”

What influences you?

As a writer I get asked this question a lot: “What influences you?” Well many things actually: family, upbringing, favorite shows, etc. In my experiences, most of the writers I know were influenced the most during their childhood. These experiences, combined with other occurrences along the way helped shape their writing skills. I would sayContinue reading “What influences you?”

Making the most of Winter Writing.

With some of us living in cold climes, winter can really get us down. I’ve already been hit with half a foot of snow, with more on the way. In the past this would be a one-way ticket to depressive thoughts of cabin fever. But as a writer it’s important to see the benefits ofContinue reading “Making the most of Winter Writing.”