Humorous writing advice

THE KILLER NASHVILLE PANELS

Within the next week, I will sit on two “expert” panels at a writer’s conference. I only put expert in quotes because I’ll be on them.  In one, I may sit near the renowned Anne Perry as well as other people who have significant authorial chops. To say nothing of copious sitting-on-a-panel chops. I have […]

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GLAD THAT’S OVER!

For the past thirty days, I’ve been consumed by a story. A contemporary cozy, to be exact. This afternoon, after 77588 words, I typed ###: the end. Boy, I’m glad that’s over! But that’s just the first draft. Now comes the hard part: editing. I plan to let it sit for a week or so, […]

Writing advice

WHEN TO TAKE WRITING ADVICE

As a writer, I’m always looking for ways to improve my work. It could be something simple like deleting semicolons (to which I am devoted), or it could be something as complex as a plot line or character that’s weak and needs work. Writing a book of any sort is really not an individual effort. […]