Working in the Writing Community

The movement of Self Publishing has many critics. Most say it is too easy for bad writing to get published.  Some say there is a plagiarism issue. Many struggle to gain traction, a wide readership for their works. Amazon and other platforms are working to address the plagiarism issues. Since Harlow Hunter and I publish … Continue reading Working in the Writing Community

Finding Focus for Writing–for Life

https://www.ted.com/talks/matt_cutts_try_something_new_for_30_days   My mind has been spastic. Thoughts going every which way. I have all of these to do list. I have all of these plans to change. And I am treading water. A little over a year ago I found the above TED talk. It was inspiring and for a while I was able … Continue reading Finding Focus for Writing–for Life

Reconnecting to a Character

Turning this down time of job searching I have started to reconnect with my characters. Organizing files, documents, notes, pictures (like the one above) is part of this process. Another part is rereading old work and editing current works. Editing and rereading leads to two feelings. "What was I thinking? That is some crappy writing." … Continue reading Reconnecting to a Character

Running to Write

This has been my inspiration the last couple of days. I found myself walking on the treadmill yesterday. Today I went outside and walked. Running is not too far in the future. On my walk on the treadmill I played music on my phone. Today it was nothing. No phone. No music of any kind. … Continue reading Running to Write

Editing Assistance

One of the Twitter accounts I follow suggested ProWritingAid as a tool for editing and polishing your writing. After checking out the free version and really liking how it worked I went ahead and downloaded the 14 day trial of the professional version. At the end of the 14 days they have different payment plans. … Continue reading Editing Assistance

Varied Interests

As I sit here watching the All Star Game with my friends I think about some advice from a Self Publishing Twitter Account I follow. Don't talk about yourself on your blog and make sure your post all have the same theme. Thinking back, rereading, I ponder this advice. My use of my own experiences … Continue reading Varied Interests