I love making fun of poetry. Everyone I knew growing up seemed to try their hand at the serious stuff… Read more Damn poetry
I recently met with an agent at a writing conference a couple of weeks ago. This statement in itself makes… Read more Agents are people too
https://asinine.bitbucket.io/topics/articles/2019/editorial/article_32.html I read an article questioning the consequences of considering words “literal weapons.” Not literal as in, figurative, but actual… Read more Perception of Intention
https://www.amazon.com/Spaceports-Spidersilk-April-Marcie-Tentchoff-ebook/dp/B07NWP9WDG I don’t like to base a story on a title. Titles aren’t easy to find, but sometimes they sound… Read more Traveling with Aliens
The “Why do you write?” question is everywhere. At this point I can’t even tell if it’s rhetorical or not… Read more Why do you write (publish)?
Mixing art and business sucks. It’s hell. Everything is based on “likeability,” “timing,” and “perception.” You could write the greatest… Read more Don’t Marry Your Work, but Take it Out to Dinner
It’s as important to know when to walk away in publishing as it is in bad relationships. I’ve been writing… Read more Pulling the Plug
How many times have you been in the middle of a project and freaked out about how it might end?… Read more The middle of everything is terrifying!
It’s happened a lot. I write something and think: This is the story that everyone will want! Fast-forward past queries,… Read more Connecting with readers