#SaturdayFlashFic – What do ewe see?

A little bit of whimsy for today’s writing prompt… … Read More

#SaturdayFlashFic – Desolation

Your writing prompt for today… … Read More

#SaturdayFlashFic – The House

How about a spooky flash fiction writing prompt today? … Read More

From Kristen Lamb: Author Despair – What to Do When You Feel Like All is Lost.

Kristen Lamb has a great post on her blog about author despair. I see a lot of writers lately questioning why they’re even trying anymore, and this is such a valid post right now. Author Despair—What To Do When You Feel Like All Is Lost

#writerslife (the one-post version)

I have learned how to post animated .gifs on Twitter. Be afraid. Be very afraid. I immediately posted a seizure-inducing series of them under the #writerslife hashtag. A couple of them were too big to publish there, so I’m adding them in here. (Hopefully they render correctly on here or this post will suck. If … Read More

Authors asking for reviews: the readers speak out. (And, FYI, they HATE Goodreads.)

So I conducted a highly scientific informal poll of my Tymber’s Trybe and Facebook peeps yesterday. (And a HUGE thank you to everyone who chimed in with their opinions.) The subject was asking about authors requesting reviews from readers. Which led to a side question to the Trybe peeps only about Goodreads and GR groups. … Read More

The “secret” to making it as a writer.

What is the “secret” to making it as a writer? The sooper-dooper highly classified secret? There is no secret. That’s the secret. All the knowledge is out there. Write, edit, release, repeat. There is no gaming the system, just a lot of hard work. A LOT of it. Writing the book? That’s the EASY part. … Read More

Why do we need the Oxford comma?

If you’re wondering WHY we need the Oxford comma… Last time I checked, Nelson Mandela–even when alive–was not an 800-year-old demigod who collected dildos. (Although that might have been an interesting side note to his biography if he were…)

How’s your NaNoWriMo going?

*Hands you a weedwhacker and a flamethrower.* How’s the NaNo project going, bunky? Feeling a little overwhelmed? Struggling? In the weeds? Stop. No, I don’t mean stop writing, I mean stop worrying. No one’s going to kill you if you don’t get the book done, and the worrying and stressing IS killing your creativity. Write. The. … Read More

Write Your Ass Off: NaNoWriMo edition 1

Nope, not doing NaNo this year. Too busy, unfortunately. But I posted a list of some books I truly feel are must-haves for any writer’s library over on the Write Your Ass Off blog. I’ll put up a couple more lists over the next few days. http://writeyourassoff.blogspot.com/2014/11/nanowrimo-must-have-books.html

Dear Newbie Writer: You suck…

. ..HOWEVER… http://writeyourassoff.blogspot.com/2014/09/dear-newbie-writer-you-suck.html Also, I’ve made two additions today to the article about the problems at Ellora’s Cave.

Backup Basics (Or, “WAAAAAH MY DATA IS GONE!”)

At least once or twice a week, I’ll log in to Facebook or Twitter to catch either the original post or replies to same-said post, of a fellow writer (sometimes literally) crying that their manuscript is GONE. Sometimes, the computer “ate” it. Usually, it’s a case of they only had the ONE copy, and that … Read More