In taking the most active approach to my writing career as I can, I’ve opted to look at my creative activity as a business, a profit generating enterprise. An essential aspect to any business, especially one that runs on cycles of creation and consumption, project management is crucial to the operation. For this week’s blog, I wanted to share one of my favorite project management tools: Trello.Continue reading “Power Tools: Trello”
Work In Progress: What You Can Look Forward to in My Next Novel
National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) was AWESOME! I crossed the finish line and finished the draft within the confines of thirty days. I am very proud of that accomplishment, I am very proud that I’ve done it twice this year. When I was done with the first draft of the manuscript (and please understand, this work won’t see the light of day for at least 24 months), I had a work in my hand that I was very proud of and enjoyed reading.
For this week’s blog, I wanted to share with you some non-spoilery things that you can look forward to from my current “Work In Progress” (WIP for you writery folks!). Continue reading “Work In Progress: What You Can Look Forward to in My Next Novel”
“Well, Duh!” – Six Obvious Signs That I Should Have Been a Writer (That I Completely Missed)
I’m having an anarchist moment — as of late, I’ve been putting out blogs focused on the people out there who have aspirations to be writers. I’m sharing any wisdom I may have gained, mostly because I have a sincere problem with the way people want you to buy their wisdom from them. I’ve always heard that “the game is to be sold, not to be told.” I don’t agree with that one bit — the way I see it, if I have information that may benefit you, I feel that it’s my obligation to share it with you! There is enough creative energy for everyone and enough room at the writer’s table for everyone to contribute a few pages to the history of humanity.
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Toe Tags N’ Body Bags: What is a “Writer’s Morgue”?
I was postulating about how I have trouble putting value into my own work — that I’ve been taking issue with what should be considered a part of my body of work and what is just scraps of prose that belong in my Writer’s Morgue.
Crickets. What is a “Writer’s Morgue?” Is that a real thing? Yes …I think so anyways. I can’t imagine that I’m the only one who uses the phrase, am I? Continue reading “Toe Tags N’ Body Bags: What is a “Writer’s Morgue”?”
Trade Secrets: Writing “Days of the Phoenix”
I am still trucking away at National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) — hopefully, by November 30th, I will have a first draft to a brand new novel! Your words of encouragement and positivity are greatly appreciated.
While I’m working on my next novel, I have a novel in the chamber that I am getting ready to release. That novel is titled “Days of the Phoenix” and I am very excited about the project. I have heard some great feedback from my Beta Readers and right now it’s just a waiting game — I am trying to investigate the traditional publishing route with this book, but I’ve always got the self-publishing ability in my pocket. Regardless, a novel that I think is a better read than “Broken Promise Records” is close to being in your hands!
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