Hemingway said we are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master. Continue reading Make Them Happy, Make Them Sad, Make Them Stay.
I have no tickles, never had. I used to tell my kids that they all fell out as I snapped back up from the bottom of a bungee jump Continue reading A Date With. . . Max Power
As authors outside of the ‘mainstream’, we all face the difficulty of getting knowledge of the very existence of our work out to the people we are doing it for – readers. Fellow author Stevie Turner has captured the dilemma precisely in her blog: via Engaging With Readers Continue reading The Discovery Dilemma
That’s what makes a great writer, according to Rebecca Bryn and she should know, being one of the greatest. Her work deserves much wider recognition. “For Their Country’s Good” would make a TV series to rival “Poldark” and “The Dandelion Clock”, which I had the privilege of reading pre-publication, has echoes of Michael Morpurgo’s “War Horse”. Writing that comes from the heart, with deep emotional overtones and well developed characters, will always captivate me as a reader. Ms. Bryn does that brilliantly. via It’s not what you know, it’s who you know! Continue reading It’s not what you know, it’s who you know!
Being driven to write is a disease we can’t escape and like a fly in a spider’s web, we are trapped vacillating between writing and marketing with only so many hours in the day to allocate. Continue reading How (not) to Get Rich Quick
The world is full of different, interesting people, and if our fiction doesn’t reflect that, it simply won’t be as rich. It is worth the time and effort required to write diverse characters authentically. Continue reading Handling Diversity in Fiction
If you are planning to enter Dan Alletorre’s Word Weaver Contest or any other writing competition – or want to know how to write stories that magazine and anthology editors will pay good money for, then here are some great tips for you. http://www.damyantiwrites.com/2017/11/01/writing-teacher-paul-mcveigh/ Continue reading Writing Tips From an Expert
I recently decided to enter a writing competition. The name of the individual listed as the judge was one I’d not previously come across. So I Googled him, as you do. As usually happens, the first result was from Wikipedia. This gave me an outline of his career, his books, awards for which he had been nominated, and a list of the publications to which he has contributed. At the bottom, among the sources cited, I found a link to a website. Following the link I found what I at first took to be the writer’s own website. But something … Continue reading Writer Beware: Is Someone Using Your Name Without Your Knowledge?