My Greatest Editing Tool

I was recently asked what I considered to be my greatest editing tool. I was about to say something designed to make the person asking laugh when I stopped. Took a hard look at the question. Gave the person asking the respect they deserved. “Out of all the editing tools available to me,” I answered.Continue reading “My Greatest Editing Tool”

Deadlines

There is a saying that goes “nothing ever gets down without a deadline.” Often you hear this saying the most from self-help gurus. They claim no one is motivated enough to finish something without a deadline. I am not sure if this is true or not. If you are an independent author, then your timeContinue reading “Deadlines”

The Supernatural

In our work, we feature a great deal of what is considered supernatural. I say considered because everyone’s perception of what is supernatural in a story is varied. Or at least what they believe a supernatural character should be is varied. I must admit, I experience a certain glee in giving the standards a kickContinue reading “The Supernatural”

Get off Your Butt

I mean it. Get off your butt-literally. No, this isn’t some kind of blog meant to get you motivated to do more in your work. This blog is dedicated to getting you to move out from in front of whatever screen you are watching (computer, TV, phone) and move. We spend a great deal ofContinue reading “Get off Your Butt”

Support, Reinforcement & Ego’s

Recently I was reminded I can be somewhat heartless. No, it’s true. The world I come from is quite different than the one I live in now. In the world I used to inhabit, positive reinforcement was a prelude to the hammer being dropped on your head. It sounds funny but it’s true. From theContinue reading “Support, Reinforcement & Ego’s”

Writing Details

I have decided to revisit a topic currently bombarding me with importance. The topic? Details. See, we are currently in the throes of several series. We are working on book three of the Cheyenne series, book two of the Gigolo series, book three of the Pan’s Naughty Flute series as well as developing the finalContinue reading “Writing Details”