And so it goes

As I sit here writing this blog, I find myself feeling torn. Today marks and end even as it marks a beginning. But before we get to that, I want to pass on some information about changes afoot at Amazon and, possibly, other outlets as well. The other day, I noticed something odd about the... Continue Reading →

Blind Spots Abound

There are times when you can only sit back and shake your head at the antics of members of the human race. Yesterday was one of those times for me. What really made me want to jump into the fray with both feet was the idiocy began with the promotion of a friend's book about... Continue Reading →

The more things change. . .

The more they stay the same. Which is another way of saying always read the fine print, be prepared to zig when you really want to zag, and always do your research. In other words, today's post is going to be a bit of a hodge-podge of topics that I came across last night and... Continue Reading →

AI Writing Apps

Earlier, I was asked about AI writing apps and had to admit I didn't know much about them. I filed the request and made a mental note to get back to it. I hadn't expected it to happen so quickly. Then I saw a very short post about one such program over on The Passive... Continue Reading →

When Life Interrupts

First off, I want to thank Sarah for filling in for me last week. There was absolutely no way I could have put together anything close to coherent. The last three weeks (as of tomorrow) have seen me spending way too many hours at the hospital and rehab. Mom fell--she's going to be fine--but there... Continue Reading →

DOJ vs Randy Penguin Soap Opera Continues

It's going to be a while before we hear the final verdict--and probable appeals--in the tale of Penguin Random House's desire to "merge" with Simon & Schuster. What we're getting in the meantime is a ringside seat to the lengths those folks at Randy Penguin and their hand-picked editors and agents (yes, agents) will go... Continue Reading →

Do what works for you

Recently, I've seen a spate of requests on various social media posts and blog sites talking about what software writers use. Like the debate between Mac vs PC, the word processing wars can become more than a bit intense. If you toss in photo manipulation programs and conversion programs and, well, war can break out... Continue Reading →

Release Day for Destiny from Ashes

As noted in this morning's post, today Destiny from Ashes is live on Amazon and will soon be live on the other major storefronts. Release days are always a mixed emotional bag for me. I'm excited to see the book go live. I'm terrified about what readers will think. I'm exhausted from the final push... Continue Reading →

Evolution of an Idea

One of the most asked question writer's hear is "where do you get your ideas?". I can't speak for all writers, but I'm usually hit over the head by my muse--you remember her. She's the evil one that often suffers from the condition of "ooh, shiny!"--with an idea that has to be written NOW! Sometimes,... Continue Reading →

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