Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Tuesday Tips: Before You Write

I know lots of people that say they are going to write a novel this year. Be smart and watch this video first!

Monday, December 30, 2019

The Outsiders

This anthology includes my Solstice 31 Saga short story: BRAUEN'S MINE

Available in Kindle, Paperback, and Hardcover editions!

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Merry Christmas!

My wife got me this for Christmas!

Ever since he got here today, he keeps threatening to self destruct!

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Quotes of the Week

Write one good clean sentence and put a period at the end of it. Then write another one.
—M.F.K. Fisher

Writers should be read—but neither seen nor heard.
—Daphne du Maurier

The world is never the same once a good poem has been added to it.
—Dylan Thomas

This is the extraordinary thing about creativity: If just you keep your mind resting against the subject in a friendly but persistent way, sooner or later you will get a reward from your unconscious.
—John Cleese

The easiest thing to do on earth is not write.
—William Goldman

I would challenge you to a battle of wits, but I see you are unarmed.
—William Shakespeare

Write hard and clear about what hurts.
—Ernest Hemingway

If you can tell stories, create characters, devise incidents, and have sincerity and passion, it doesn’t matter a damn how you write.
—Somerset Maugham

And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.
—Sylvia Plath

When you make music or write or create, it's really your job to have mind-blowing, irresponsible, condomless sex with whatever idea it is you're writing about at the time.
—Lady Gaga

Most of us find our own voices only after we’ve sounded like a lot of other people.
—Neil Gaiman

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Quotes of the Week

Please, no matter how we advance technologically, please don’t abandon the book. There is nothing in our material world more beautiful than the book.
—Patti Smith

All good #writing is swimming under water and holding your breath.
—F. Scott Fitzgerald

On writing Fiction: "I wisely started with a map."
—J.R.R. Tolkien

When you catch an adjective, kill it —perhaps the best possible advice for budding writers.
—Mark Twain

I write seven days a week, starting at 4 o'clock in the morning, including Christmas.
—Dan Brown

You are only as good as the best thing you've ever done.
—Billy Wilder

If history was taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.
—Rudyard Kipling

Let the readers do some of the work themselves.
—Fyodor Dostoevsky

Don't be seduced into thinking that that which does not make a profit is without value.
—Arthur Miller