Yo, yo, yo, As some of you may know, I'm a writer. I wrote a book called Switchers. It's a YA speculative fiction novel, blending sci-fi and a wee little bit of horror. I have a section on my website that gives a better description. For those of you who aren't up to date on … Continue reading Behind "The Process": Querying Agents (Again)
Seriously. It's a valid question. Writing is scary. Ok--starting writing is scary. That's the focus here: getting started. Even if you like writing, and have been doing it for awhile, getting started is scary. Truth be told, I'm writing this because I'm putting off working on a story. It's on a legal pad right next … Continue reading Behind "The Process": Why Is Writing Scary?
Sup folks? I hope everyone is well as we near the holiday season and the end of 2019. It's been a fun year. I was a guest on a podcast, got my social media presence up and running, and built this website. All stuff I read and heard you need to do when you're trying … Continue reading Behind "The Process": Querying Agents
It'll be OK! I touched on rejection anxiety a little bit in my post Behind "The Process": Don't Be Shy. But that was more of a don't-be-afraid-to-let-the-world-know-you're-a-writer kind of thing. If you're past the initial anxiety of just anyone seeing your stuff, then hopefully you've received some useful feedback and made yourself a better writer. … Continue reading Behind "The Process": Rejection
I'm not asking in the way that people who don't write ask writers. I'm asking in a reflective way, because, well, I've been in a bit of a funk lately. I've had some story ideas but haven't latched on to one that I want to ride out for my next novel. And it's scary when … Continue reading Behind "The Process": Where DO Ideas Come From?
I started this blog to give would-be and struggling writers insights into the writing process. But the insights were mine and mine alone. I don’t wanna be the guy who tries to have all the answers. So my last post was an interview that I did with RK Holliday. He is a good writer and … Continue reading Behind “The Process”: Plotting vs Writing
Why hello. How are you? Good, good. Glad to hear it. I've only got a minute, so I'll make this quick. You may have heard a few writers say this and I think--regardless if it seems to some like a no-brainer, or to others a silly waste of time--it's true. To make sure you have … Continue reading Behind “The Process” Quickie: Dialogue Tip