The 5 Differences Between Professional and Amateur Novelists

The general who would be king. Oh! But that's been done so many times before! Coriolanus. Gladiator... These were the thoughts ruminating through my head as Bobby walked me around our neighborhood. Thinking thinking thinking about this character, a very important one in my life, who decided to reappear in my mind this morning. I … Continue reading The 5 Differences Between Professional and Amateur Novelists

To Read Or Not To Read?

Original Post Date May 15, 2013 at 10:22 PM The author weighs in on the opinion of reading fiction to qualify to write fiction. "To be a good fiction writer you have to read fiction." Is this true? I'll offer substance for both arguments. Don't Read In Order To Write Many writers' blogs warn of … Continue reading To Read Or Not To Read?

I Am In The Process of Being Published

Original Post Date February 24, 2013 at 06:54 PM This blog will chronicle the adventures of becoming a published author in Saint Petersburg. Two years ago I said "toodles" to the workforce, packed up my car and drove from Texas to retire in lovely, coastal Florida. Six novels later, I am venturing into the realm … Continue reading I Am In The Process of Being Published

Everyone Stinks And That’s Okay

Original Post Date March 13, 2013 at 12:12 AM The path to a concise published work is angled in many places. Collaboration and cooperation with a professional works the kinks out. We explore the advantages of editing. Yesterday was my first meeting with Trace Taylor Publishing since I turned in my manuscript for editing. I … Continue reading Everyone Stinks And That’s Okay

I, Author

Original Post Date March 06, 2013 at 07:50 PMThe definition of author proofed by superhuman attributes."And what is your occupation?" "I'm an author."The words tumbled out of my mouth like house keys in front of the door from an errant hand.  As subconscious as the reflex which captured the keys before they hit the floor.I … Continue reading I, Author

Blog Under Construction

We're packing up the digital moving truck and relocating to WordPress! Current blog is at so feel free to check out my most recent antics. Why the move? sucks I've got friends in low (and high) places My video blogs are just as entertaining This is where I'll offer musings, observations, afflictions, cumulatively referred to … Continue reading Blog Under Construction