Archive for September, 2012

Open Up to Experiences and Enhance Your Writing

Sunday, September 30th, 2012

I’m back from my vacation feeling more worn out than when I left. I’ve come to the conclusion that travel exhaustion is just different from work exhaustion. And it’s good to get vacation tired occasionally as a break from work-related tired. Does this make sense or am I losing it? When I left for San […]

3 More Tips for Starting Your Writing Career

Saturday, September 29th, 2012

I hope that those of you with a desire to write for a living or to supplement your income, studied the three tips I offered a couple of days ago. They may seem simplistic, but if you want to be a writer and it is not happening for you, perhaps you need to pay serious […]

3 Tips That Will Jumpstart Your Writing Career

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

Would you like to establish a career as a freelance writer? Do you dream of writing full-time? Follow the suggestions below and your dream could become a reality. Here are three tips to help you break through the barriers that are keeping you from pursuing your dream. (I’ll post 3 additional tips within the next […]

A Respite From Writing

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

I’m traveling this week with my junior high girlfriend—yes, we’ve been friends since 8th grade and we’ve had many adventures together. We’ve shared the passages of our lives. And I’ve used some of our stories in my writings—probably not so she would recognize them, however, because generally I just extract various attitudes, perspectives, impressions and […]

Is it Ever Too Early to Start Promoting Your Book?

Monday, September 24th, 2012

Some people try to keep their book a secret until after it’s published. Authors do this because they may be embarrassed to tell anyone they are writing a book. What if they can’t actually finish it? What if the book doesn’t turn out as they envision? What if they never get it published? Others are […]

Visualization Can Be Useful in Writing Fiction

Sunday, September 23rd, 2012

Can you visualize your characters? Not everyone has the ability to picture things in their minds. But this is a good skill for a novelist to develop. Why? You’re more apt to develop a realistic character. And your characters will be more likely to remain in characters throughout your story. I’ve edited novels wherein two […]

Your Reader Reviews

Saturday, September 22nd, 2012

How do you go after book reviews? Do you hope that reviewers will find you? Do you know how to locate book reviewers and contact them? There are numerous book review directories, for example, and you’ll find individual reviewers’ websites online. Also, you can locate book reviewers by studying the pages for books similar […]

The Writer’s Obligation

Friday, September 21st, 2012

How often have you heard this advice: Write about what you know? And most people, I think, heed it. Some of us write about what we want to know. Well, if you’re writing articles for a living, for example, you will run out of topics and will have to seek out new ones. Right? I’ve […]

The Shift from Fiction to Nonfiction

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

I think most of you know I am writing my first novel. What a very different exercise in writing. I am so enjoying the journey and am learning a lot. I must say, I am also gaining tremendous admiration for those of you who write fiction so eloquently and seemingly easy. There are fiction writers […]

Meetings With Clients

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

Do you work with clients? More writers and authors do than ever before. But then there are more authors and would be authors than ever before. If you’ve worked with authors—as a book shepherd, editor, consultant or what-have-you—for very long, you’ve no doubt met all types of them with many different needs, projects, expectations and […]