Time to focus on nanowrimo during November. See y’all in December.
Ignore the naysayers and chase your dream.
Things you learn from writing…
Turns out, failure is an option. A smart option!
Part 2 of an editing series Editing my manuscript has been a long process, mostly because I keep teaching myself things as I go along. Herewith, a cheap way for you to learn from my expensive lessons. 1. Specificity Outperforms Vagueness Specific words trigger your mind while vague words don’t. Want evidence? It’s all around […]
Part 1 of my editing series If experience leads to expertise, I should be rolling into Expert at the next exit. With all the time I’ve spent editing my (formerly) 90,000-word manuscript, I am now a maestro using my red pen as a baton. I’ve learned a lot, and I want to pass it on […]
Groucho Marx vs. Abbott & Costello: Does anybody care?
Frain gets murdered before a live audience at the Renaissance Hotel.
Reading Time: 1 minute Was my therapist who told me to start a blog. Then, a few sessions later she got all pissy about it. “You talk to the world, but you barely talk to me” was the way she put it during one session. Well, I thought, the world is more interesting than most of your […]
For You: A Ground Floor Opportunity! — Reading time: 1 minute Who’s your favorite author? Grisham or Grafton? Lehane, Le Carre, Lansdale or Leonard? Even if your favorite author isn’t a “G” or an “L”, I have the same question for you: Did you read the very first piece of fiction they were paid to write? […]