Interview with the Writer’s Digest award winning author, Beth Burnett

Several years ago, at a GCLS conference far, far away, I had the pleasure of meeting one of the coolest women ever. I was a con virgin, and she was a one woman welcome committee. She wasn’t actually the only person making people feel welcome. In fact, the conference is one of the most welcomingContinue reading “Interview with the Writer’s Digest award winning author, Beth Burnett”

Sliding into 2019 as an author

On December 15, 2018, Sandman was released to the world. Sandman was my first attempt at a full novel. Before 2018, I had no idea what writing, editing, and publishing a book meant, not really. I also did not realize that writing “The End” or finding a publisher is not the end game. Oh myContinue reading “Sliding into 2019 as an author”

What is this Patreon you speak of?

Until recently, I had not heard of the fundraising app known as Patreon and, when I did, I brushed it off as another Go Fund Me application where friends and family might throw a few dollars your way before the repeated posting gets annoying and they hide the content forever. Then I noticed a PatreonContinue reading “What is this Patreon you speak of?”

Writing Tips That Have Served Me Well

In December, my first novel will hit the selves. That both excites and terrifies me. It also gives me pause. It has been a journey like the journey of most aspiring authors. I started full of ideas and passion. It got hard. I got stuck. I stopped. I got a renewed sense of determination. IContinue reading “Writing Tips That Have Served Me Well”

Close your eyes to see

Editing sucks. There. I said it. Except it doesn’t have to, or at least I don’t think it does. I am not saying that it doesn’t stink when your editor or beta reader says something like, “Good premise, but I can’t connect to the character” or “I like where you were going, but the scene fellContinue reading “Close your eyes to see”