An Ode to the Editor

The proofread is where the battle begins. It starts when the editor looks at what they’ve been handed. They open it and read a few lines in. Looks up and gives you a cheeky smile that says more than it needs to, assuming you’re in the same room, which almost never happens to protect the poor writer. Could you imagine the headline? EXTRA EXTRA READ ALL ABOUT IT: EDITOR STRANGLES WRITER DURING PROOFREADING!

ACTION: the jitters of writing to publish

It starts with an idea. The story. Months, years later, it’s time to take the first step. The decision to publish. It isn’t an easy decision with all the jitters running through writers once they’ve “finished” writing their story (that’s never finished), with all the options available. But it is a step that should be … Continue reading ACTION: the jitters of writing to publish

Consent to Unleash a novel by Kevin Allen

“Crisis introduces us all to strength some of us don’t instinctively know we have.” In the newly released thriller, Consent to Unleash, that strength is coming with memories orphaned Boston detective Mark Morrison shouldn’t have, about a biological family he’s known about going on two weeks, and questions he wouldn’t want anyone asking. Before they … Continue reading Consent to Unleash a novel by Kevin Allen

Fun with google for authors

Google Adwords. The learning curb. I spent a month and a hundred bucks fiddling with different options including... analytics. As frightening as it may sound it was fun. Watching the numbers and graphs and trying to figure out what they meant without losing my marbles. What I learned; google adwords can be good for authors. … Continue reading Fun with google for authors

Writing: moving from hobby to small business

Reading all the information on well meaning friends and family who try to get you to adjust your sails left an impression. I didn't think I was sore. this week I was proven wrong. The word obsessed was used to describe my devoted time to writing development. After saying ouch, I went into defense mode. … Continue reading Writing: moving from hobby to small business

The story of the trail and learning

Hiking, the great declogger. After melting down last week trying to get everything right, it was decided, hiking. Having missed the mountains, I said, yeah. But I did want to turn back halfway up the first hill. I was dragged kicking and screaming up and then down. But I needed a breather, needed to get … Continue reading The story of the trail and learning

Soliciting Time Management tips

It’s the fourth quarter and there’s barely enough time to… Whoops, wrong activity. Although something could be said for time management here. When it’s not the strongest suit you wear, it’s just not. I know first hand. I doubt I am the only person reading great articles on the topic, wiping sweat and thinking; I … Continue reading Soliciting Time Management tips

Author Interview with Ayeah Zaroah

Today I wanted to introduce a new author. Ayeah Zaroah just released the first, hopefully, of many, called, The Scent of Black and White in Kindle format for Amazon, Smashwords ebook formats, and a Nook Book offering on Barnes and Noble. Published as a short erotic romance. And sitting down with Zaroah, we learned a … Continue reading Author Interview with Ayeah Zaroah