Dismissing your fan base-Revisited

Will they ever learn? This could be an unpopular opinion. It was a little over a year ago when I wrote a blog talking about writers using their platform to push unpopular agendas in their writing and on their social media accounts. It pains me to report that things are still bad. Some have even… Continue reading Dismissing your fan base-Revisited

Finding My Purpose

How I get motivated to write (Part 1) The first step is always the hardest. After I realized I had gone off track, I looked for help online to correct my course. There are a lot of sites offering advice. I combed through the ones I thought were the best and wrote down seven I… Continue reading Finding My Purpose

Getting Back on Track

Starting over after you’ve lost your way. How my current situation feels. How many of us have lost our motivation? I’ve been unmotivated, but after a few days fighting through it I was back on track. My engine just needed a little rest. Now how many of us have gone completely off track? The engine… Continue reading Getting Back on Track

How To Write Good Dialogue

Making your characters sound believable. When I first started to write, my dialogue felt kind of clunky. It didn't flow the way I wanted it. I went back to my favorite authors to see how they did it. I looked at how their characters talked to each other but sadly I didn't find the answers… Continue reading How To Write Good Dialogue

5 Tips To Help Get You Motivated

 Are you feeling sluggish? Not in the mood to write? Do you need a kick start to get you motivated? Friend, you’ve come to the right place. I know your time is valuable so I’m not going to give you 25 tips to get you going. I’m not going to give you a top 10.… Continue reading 5 Tips To Help Get You Motivated

Writing things out of order

Your mileage may vary. When I wrote my first book I did what I’m sure a lot of writers do, I wrote it in a linear fashion. I started at chapter one and finished at chapter 31. I started my new book the same way, except I decided to try something new. Writing out of… Continue reading Writing things out of order

My writing has been slow this week

Ready to turn the page I haven’t written much this week. Part of the reason is that Deadlock comes out soon and I’m beyond excited. It’s hard to focus on writing my next book when my first one is about to be released out into the world. The other part is I’m scared. If my… Continue reading My writing has been slow this week

The First Full Week

Okay. A week and two days. Well it’s been 2021 for a whole week. How’s everyone doing? I’m not doing too bad. I came into this year with a solid plan and so far I’m hitting all my goals. The middle of the week was kinda rough. I didn’t get good sleep. I went to… Continue reading The First Full Week

Outlining my book

Keeping the story on track When I started my book, Deadlock, I just sat down and started writing. After juggling it around in my head for almost twenty years I thought I knew the whole story. Was I wrong. I had the first couple of chapters down when I realized I was missing some things.… Continue reading Outlining my book

Working on book two.

In a few days I’m going to be sitting down to start writing the follow up book to Deadlock. It’s been quite the learning experience. Early in my first book, I had my wife read the chapters as I wrote them. When the book was finished she said, “Don’t be angry, but your later chapters… Continue reading Working on book two.