How to make your dream a reality

Dreams. We all have them. Some are big, some are realistic while others require years to bring to fruition. During these uncertain times in the grip of the coronavirus pandemic maybe some of us have put our dreams on hold. Others, despite obstacles, persevere by taking small steps towards their eventual goal. And that’s theContinue reading “How to make your dream a reality”

Making life changes work for you

It’s been a busy few months for me. With the Pandemic and Social Unrest in the background. Honestly, I don’t think I’ve gone this long without writing a blog post. Almost 3 months to be exact. Geez. Where do I start? Ohh, now I remember. Please read on… I decided to focus on enriching myselfContinue reading “Making life changes work for you”

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”

A Look back. And a Look Ahead.

It’s Christmas Eve, and it’s been far too long since I last wrote anything on this blog. In the meantime, I felt, on the eve of my vacation down to Florida tomorrow, I’d write something I hope will be useful. As for my trip to Florida, it will be my first time back in theContinue reading “A Look back. And a Look Ahead.”

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”

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.”

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.”

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.”