Hatchet

Quick Link: The Hack’s Guide to Dealing with Book Reviews

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Book reviews can either make you jump for joy or drive you crazy. One of my author friends gets really upset at “nonsense” reviews. You know the ones that are mad at Amazon or something completely out of your control but they […]

Continue Reading 0
cheese-grater-and-cheese_MyGodU_O

Don’t miss out on the new

There is something comfortable about what is known. We know what to expect and don’t have to work harder than necessary. While I am a great fan of exploring the unknown and will always take the road less traveled, you can still get stuck in a rut, or even get overwhelmed by all the options […]

Continue Reading 0
jacuzzi in spa room thailand

Quick Link: The Relaxed Release

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. I think Elizabeth S. Craig is brilliant and has the right idea when it comes to book releases. Do you agree? What tips do you have for a good title release? ~ * ~ The Relaxed Release by Elizabeth S. Craig I […]

Continue Reading 0
db-316-desert-a-08-1167

The life of a wannabe writer

A few of you may have noticed that there were no editor’s posts on Thursday and Friday of last week. The fact is, like many of you, I wear many hats. My paying job is working as a consulting software engineer and I do alright. Some freelance engineers will take on crazy work, just about […]

Continue Reading 0
Confusion Meter Shows Indecision And Dilema

Quick Link: Defusing Outlining Confusion by Miranda Nading

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Author Miranda Nading, posting from Romance University, shares her wisdom on how do create outlines with little fuss. Do you have any outline secrets to share? ~ * ~ Defusing Outlining Confusion by Miranda Nading by Miranda Nading After finding myself backed […]

Continue Reading 0
Best Price On Smartphone Showing Online Discounts

Quick Link: Driving Down the Price of Publishing

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. This article hits home for me. I used to love creating quality ebooks for authors. Whatever you wanted I could do, things like drop caps, special inserted quotes, linked references all no problem. It is all just HTML/CSS to me. But I […]

Continue Reading 0
Funny man

Quick Link: The Ingredients of a Great Series Character

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. One of the ways to boost your success as an indie writer these days is to write a series.  But not every character has the strength or depth to carry a series. James Scott Bell at Kill Zone wrote a great list […]

Continue Reading 0
I actually drive a v8 Mustang, and hell yea it is a stick...

Lazy writing and Logan Lucky

There were enough of us home that we decided to go see a movie, and the one thing we all agreed on was Logan Lucky. I am going to try really hard to not spoil the movie for anyone who wants to see it but hasn’t yet, but this is your SPOIL ALERT warning. Read […]

Continue Reading 0
Sliced citrus

Quick Link: The Only Rule Amazon Truly Cares About

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Oh-oh. Watch out Kindle Select authors, Let’s Get Digital‘s David Gaughran has a horror story to tell about a promotion gone sour and what he is doing to deal with it. Could this happen to you? ~ * ~ The Only Rule […]

Continue Reading 0
12 Clocks

Dogs can’t tell time and neither can readers

If you own dogs, you know that old joke about dogs acting like you have been gone for 10 years when you just stepped outside to get the mail. We have two dogs, Paxil, a border collie/ Australian shepherd mix, and Lunesta (Lulu) who is a Papillion. Every morning the routine is usually the same. […]

Continue Reading 0
Route 66 sign

Quick Link: What Makes An Iconic Character? (And How Can You Create One?)

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Who wouldn’t want to make a standout memorable character! Hannah Collins at Standout Books discusses what makes a character iconic and how you can apply this to your writing. ~ * ~ What Makes An Iconic Character? (And How Can You Create […]

Continue Reading 0
Inverted Pyramid With Segments Shows Hierarchy Or Progress

When you fall down, get back up and continue on.

When it rains it pours and that can’t be poignant enough for right now.  Poor Barbuda is pretty much wiped out, all the islands in the Carribean, Florida, Mexico, and of course Texas is still bailing out. Our good thoughts and wishes go out for all of you now and I promise to rearrange my […]

Continue Reading 0
Businesswoman with sucker

Quick Link: Six Simple Reasons Our Story Sucks & How to Fix It

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. The esteemed Kristen Lamb doesn’t pull any punches but this is the kind of tough love we all need to provide a quality product. Gird your loins and head on over to make sure you are not making any suck-worthy mistakes. ~ […]

Continue Reading 0
Little red kitten sleeps in a basket

Just do the damn thing and go to bed.

This week started off so good. Part of that was the holiday but I actually managed to get some work done for this site ahead of time and that was awesome. My days were wonderful and slightly carefree(ish). I have Addison’s second type, like J. F. Kennedy but a little different. His was the first […]

Continue Reading 0
Stress. Woman stressed

Quick Link: What have you got to lose? by Kari Lynn Dell

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Conflict is the pulse of the story. Without conflict, your story is really boring and short. But sometimes it is really hard to come up with enough conflict or compelling conflict. There are only so many times you can throw random accidents […]

Continue Reading 0