A New Year With Much Promise

So, here we are in 2013. Honestly, if I survive another apocalypse, I’m going to add “Apocalypse Survival Consultant” to my resumé. It’s getting a bit old hat by now, don’t you think?

Apocalypse Again?!

Meh…

But, while apocalypses pass us by, the rest of life remains to keep us busy – and busy I have been! Sadly, not all of my energy has gone into my writing, but here’s a little update on what’s going on in that arena.

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A Word On Self Doubt – And An Update

Self doubt truly is the enemy of writers. I imagine this is true for many creative types. I know that I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about just how good or bad my work is. Is it really worth reading? Am I just kidding myself about this whole writing thing? But, this is poisonous thinking. Let me give you an example. Continue reading

The “Look” Challenge – A Fun Diversion!

So, I’ve been tagged by my dear friend Rebecca Hamilton for The “Look” Challenge! The way it works is this: You take your current manuscript and find the first instance of the word “look”. Then you post the surrounding paragraphs as an excerpt of the book on your blog. Lastly, you tag five more blogging authors who you think would be a good choice for the game.

For this, I’m using the current draft of Frostwalker. It’s still in edits, but I’m using the last “finished” draft. Let’s see what we find! Continue reading

The Importance Of Truth In Fiction

This is a rather long-winded post, but bear with me. I think it’s worth the effort, though I may be kicking a hornets’ nest with this one…

Some months ago, I came across a post on a writers’ forum by an author struggling with a moral dilemma. The author in question was a writer of stories aimed at the Young Adult market. His problem was that one (or more) of his characters was struggling with drug addiction. He worried that he was treading dangerous ground. Continue reading

Guest Post – Write What You Don’t Know by Beck Sherman

As part of the 2012 Blogger Book Fair, I’m happy to present this guest post from Beck Sherman, author of Revamp! Also, check out Beck’s offer at the bottom of the post for a chance to win a free copy! Without further fiddle-faddle, here’s Beck! Continue reading

Interview With Poet Robert Zimmermann

Robert Zimmermann, Poet

Robert Zimmermann, Poet

I have something a little different for you guys today! I recently had a chance to interview Robert Zimmermann. A lot of you know him from his book reviews over at his blog, but what you might not have realized is that he is also a poet. Rob is currently working on a collection of his poems but took a little time from his busy schedule to answer a few questions. Enjoy! Continue reading