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I've been editing today in my novella, Sweet Sixteen, and my main character uses an old cliché in Chapter 4. Here's the passage: She sat down and folded her legs. "I'm turning in my resignation. Effective immediately." "Immediately?" He sounded shocked. "Why immediately? Did something happen?" "No," Mercedes started, "I'm just done. Ready to move … Continue reading Word lesson of the day: Dottle
I've been pretty quiet on my blog as of late. But I've been hard at work in my writing. Last year I wrote a novella, Jessica Wright's Double Vision, and I'm currently working on two for this year. And guess what? They're all part of the same series. I made a commitment this year to … Continue reading Oh lately it’s so quiet (excerpts from upcoming novella)
Writing, when it comes, is a glorious waterfall of emotions and glory. The feeling is one I can hardly describe. But there are moments, times, days, weeks, months when you become beaten. Slapped. Kicked. Beaten with a bat, run over by car. Shot. Stabbed. Trampled by a stampede. It’s a moment when you sit down … Continue reading Writing: The Struggle is Real
A short read about researching some taboo topics that makes you think about your own research methods as a writer. Hop over and give it a read. Today, I am thrilled to have the lovely Ava Marsh joining me on the blog with a brilliant guest post! About Ava: Ava Marsh grew up in Margate, … Continue reading Fwd: Spotlight on Ava Marsh — Bibliophile Book Club
Jessica Wright is victim #7 in my morbid project I Will Kill You for $5. And she didn't go down easy. I offered to write this story for her as payback for her boyfriend, Josef, recording my standup comedy gig last October. And thus began the longest, longest, longest short story I've ever written. Not … Continue reading Jessica Wright’s Double Vision (short story and opportunity)
Several years ago, almost eight, I spent 2 days in my family's cabin on the lake writing the next, great American novel. Sounds like a horror film, right? Well, nothing scary happened, except for a lot of cabin fever. But not that kind of cabin fever. What I did do was pretty much what I … Continue reading Looking back over my book Hardboil High: Freshman
I wanted to share some thoughts I learned about publishing over the past two years. What happened over the past two years, you ask? I was shopping our collaborative novel GUN around to publishers off and on in those years. It wasn't an always on experience, and sometimes I felt bad about that. And sometimes I'd … Continue reading Rejection can go both ways in publishing
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