By Kerry Schafer
Finish the damn book.
I know you’ve heard this before. You’ve heard it from writers far more well known than I am, people like Neil Gaiman and Stephen King. There’s even a Finish the Damn Book Contest out there you can enter, if you need that kind of encouragement. Read More
By Jan Weeks
Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch said that over a hundred years ago and writers have followed his advice (or not) ever since. I, for one, being of kind heart and semi-sound mind, hesitated to do something so cruel. Read More
by Kerry Schafer
Last month I shared some of my thoughts about intentions, suggesting that it’s a good idea to have some and see where they take you. And then I tacked a little afterthought on the end, saying how next time we’d talk about Action Plans. Read More
By Mary Gillgannon
I’m what I call an intuitive or “into the mist” writer. I have a general idea of what the story is about, but I don’t really plot. I’m also a linear writer. I start from the beginning and keep going on the rough draft until I reach the end. Read More
By Alissa Johnson
When I finish a book I love, I turn past the last page. I look for anything I can read so I don’t have to set it down. I want to stay immersed in the feeling of the book. Inevitably, my search takes me to the author’s Acknowledgements Page. Read More
By J.A. (Julie) Kazimer
Listen closely, for I am about to tell you a publishing secret no one else wants you to know.
Are you ready?
Not everything a writer writes is good.
Shocking, right? J.K. Read More
By Katriena Knights
Like most of us writers, I’m always looking for a way to increase efficiency and up my wordcount. All this while trying not to aggravate my carpal tunnels and managing to spend a couple minutes here and there with the kids. Read More
By Aaron Michael Ritchey
I am the problem.
Not the clock. Not the industry. Not my critique group. Not my readers. Not even my stalker fans. Wait, I don’t have stalker fans. Dang.
No, I am the problem. Read More
By Kerry Schafer
Setting Yourself Up For Failure
I’m not a big fan of New Year’s Resolutions. More often than not, I think they set us up for failure rather than success. Read More
By Mark Stevens
Regrets? I’ve had a few.
One bothers me more than most.
I knew it at the time, when I first read Gary Reilly’s stuff.
We’d meet in coffee shops, frequently the Europa Café on South Pennsylvania Street in Denver. Hip joint. Cool vibe. Read More