End of the road? Maybe. Maybe not.

I wanted to take this time to announce my retirement from fiction writing. Since July 2013, this blog has served as my principle website to the outside world and has reached tens of thousands of visitors. I valued every one of you who signed up to follow my writing exploits and self-improvement tips, but, atContinue reading “End of the road? Maybe. Maybe not.”

Coronavirus and the Writing Life

As the planet battles the latent new virus known as COVID-19, I sit here wondering what the future holds. But, as a writer I am already accustomed to this anomalous feeling. Writing itself is an unpredictable animal, and the current pandemic gripping the planet is a situation most newly-published writers find themselves at odds with.Continue reading “Coronavirus and the Writing Life”

Dealing with unproductive moments

It’s been ages since I posted, having missed January completely I thought I’d finally make my first blog entry in 2020. The subject today is unproductive nuances. Have you ever felt like doing something and yet have struggled to create it? Whether it’s writing or creating any type of art for that matter? I admit,Continue reading “Dealing with unproductive moments”

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”

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.”

When adversity strikes Authors

As many of you know, I’ve been working on my latest novel, The Leopard Apocalypse, which is the 3rd and penultimate novel in the Leopard King Saga, my flagship Historical Fantasy series. I’m coming to the very end of editing, and nearing the stage where I send the book out for beta-reading before sending theContinue reading “When adversity strikes Authors”

What are your Fall Writing Plans?

Well Summer is almost over (bummer, right?) and with that the hot, humid writing days. Things are looking up for me. I recently got hired as a Technical Writer for a Defense Contractor and am looking forward to my first day at work this week. But what about you? Now that summer is over whatContinue reading “What are your Fall Writing Plans?”

What are your goals for 2018?

It’s been almost two weeks into the new year. I’ve been taking time off from my writing to recharge the batteries and get myself ready for more writing and editing in the next week. Back-to-back family Birthdays coming up next week will cap off a productive rest period in which I emerged from the wakeContinue reading “What are your goals for 2018?”