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?”

#heebiejeebies

I write psychological thrillers. Recently, I found several hashtags that brought forth a wealth of information for my psyche obsession. If you, too, write about things that go bump in the dark, whether the bump is real or in the mind of your protagonist, I recommend spending a bit of time on Twitter.   HereContinue reading “#heebiejeebies”

Prepping for NaNoWriMo in 5 steps

It is almost time!!!! NaNo Warriors take your places at the keyboard. NaNoWriMo started in July 1999, in the San Francisco Bay Area. The first year there were 21 participants. By 2012, there were over 300,000 participants. The numbers continue to grow as more writer nerds find their people and gather to celebrate the craftContinue reading “Prepping for NaNoWriMo in 5 steps”

100 x 100: Will you commit?

After telling a friend that I struggle to find time to write, we had the following conversation. HER: Do you send text messages? ME: Of course. HER: Write tweets? ME: You know I do. HER: How many in a day? ME: I know where you are going with this, but – HER: How many? ME:Continue reading “100 x 100: Will you commit?”

Perfecting the synopsis: From tantalizing teasers to plot points and spoilers

At some point in your writing career, someone will ask you for a synopsis of your work. When this happens, you want to be ready! To be quite honest, I was not. I had no idea what was being asked of me the first time I read the words, “Please send me the first fiftyContinue reading “Perfecting the synopsis: From tantalizing teasers to plot points and spoilers”