Essential Elements of Writing

Starting this week, I will be publishing posts on different topics on different days of the week. Saturdays: Your Author Platform Mondays:  The importance of Grammar Wednesdays: Essential Elements of Writing Essential Elements When I think of the Essential Elements of writing, I’m referring to the things you need to make a good story orContinue reading “Essential Elements of Writing”

Parts of Speech and your Writing

Starting this week, I will be publishing posts on different topics on different days of the week. Saturdays: Your Author Platform Mondays:  The importance of Grammar Wednesdays: Essential Elements of Writing Grammar and Your Writing During the two years I’ve been blogging, I’ve written several items on Grammar, but I’d like to start from scratchContinue reading “Parts of Speech and your Writing”

Your Author Platform

Starting this week, I will be publishing posts on different topics on different days of the week. Saturdays: Your Author Platform Mondays:  The importance of Grammar Wednesdays: Essential Elements of Writing Your Author Platform – Part One With the power of the internet and the world of self-publishing, indie authors are encouraged to develop aContinue reading “Your Author Platform”

2020 Artists on Lockdown Collection UPDATE

I’m very excited to announce that the number of stories, flash fiction, artwork and poetry is expanding on a daily basis. To date, I have 20 artists contributing over 40 pieces of work. The deadline for submissions is May 31, 2020. IF YOU have short stories (up to 2500 words,) Flash Fiction, poetry (up toContinue reading “2020 Artists on Lockdown Collection UPDATE”

Your Writer’s Toolbox

How do you approach a new writing project? Do you find yourself suddenly inspired, and you rush to grab your notebook or dash to your computer to stroke the keys and produce your latest story? Or do you find yourself sitting with your pen or hands poised, waiting for inspiration? What if – you approachedContinue reading “Your Writer’s Toolbox”

Where do you spend your writing time? Writing or ?

Being a good Member and Getting the most out of them Since writing can be a lonely job, it’s a small wonder there are hundreds of writing communities online where writers come together to bond, chat, critique, and lift one another when needed. However, keep in mind, not all writing communities are created equal. AndContinue reading “Where do you spend your writing time? Writing or ?”

Tools of the Trade

One of the best things I’ve done as a writer is to reach out to other writers. I’ve built a network of like-minded folks. I’ve joined writing groups online, sites where you can post your writing and have peer reviews. In every case, I learn something valuable with each critique. These fellow travelers are anContinue reading “Tools of the Trade”

Plotting Your Story

One of the buzzwords you’ll hear in writing circles is ‘plot-driven.’ It seems that the best stories are either character-driven or plot-driven, but I’ve come to believe these things are the same. Your stories need to tell the tale of how your MC changes as they progress from Point A to Point B. Hopefully, thisContinue reading “Plotting Your Story”