One of the most valuable things you can do as an author is to surround yourself with creative people.Read More
When I first started writing, I just wanted to be a short story writer. Ray Bradbury is my inspiration and favorite creative person ever. He wrote novels (including the best novel of all time), but he is also known for having written hundreds of amazing short stories in his lifetime.Read More
Writing is rewriting
I’m close to finishing up two projects and I’ve very tempted to say, “this is good enough,” and just release the book. It’s a great feeling to release a book you’ve written. You should try it sometime.Read More
No one cares about the book you’re about to release.
Most don’t care about the book you already released.Read More
I have a very specific answer I give when people ask how writing is going.Read More
One of the other benefits to writing a short story a week or a novel in 3 months is that you keep your momentum going.Read More
The first step I always take when it is time to edit is to print out the entire manuscript. It’s such a great feeling to hold that first draft.Read More
One of the best pieces of advice I got when I was just starting to write was this: finish your project.Read More
This past week, a friend asked me some of the details around publishing on Amazon. She mentioned she wants to write a non-fiction book but doesn’t know where to start.Read More
It is difficult for me to keep perspective. I have trouble remembering the big picture in the minutia of the day to day.Read More
When I started writing, all of my stories sounded like Ray Bradbury had written them. I’m not trying to say I was an amazing writer. The opposite is true.
I was copying Ray Bradbury.Read More