Losing Perspective

I stand by the window this morning, coffee in hand, watching the clouds scud over the mountains. I can barely see them because it's still mostly dark, but there's a pale light on the horizon to the east. That sliver of brilliant color turns the clouds from invisible dark-on-dark to charcoal on near black burgandy.... Continue Reading →

Preparing for Publication

The key to turning out good stuff is rewriting.  The key to grinding it out is consistency. – Forrest McDonald Let's just assume you have a killer idea for a story or article. You have great, multi-faceted characters against a dramatic backdrop. You KNOW it's going to sell. What now? How do you get the... Continue Reading →

Tip #13

When people come see you at a show, reading, signing, whatever, give them something to take home. I use bookmarks. Who doesn't need more of those? I'm always losing mine. And they're pretty, too. Most people have gotten so used to logos on their clothes, or on nearly everything they own. They won't throw them... Continue Reading →

Tip #12

When your body doesn't feel good, your brain doesn't either. It can get distracted. Depressed. Dull. Eat well. Exercise. Keep your story-making machine well maintained.

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