To Self-Publish Or Not To Self-Publish

Tweet of the Day: Endings and Modern Authors ——– That is the question, specially in the age of digital publication. Should you stick to the tried and true methods or cut through the red tape and plunge yourself into the icy waters of do-it-yourself publication? What about the costs? Marketing? Competition? Time allotment? Quality control? […]


  Well, it’s that time of year: to look back, to ahead, for resolutions and revaluations. 2010 sucked for me. Family illness, death in the family, recurring health problems. Little traction on the writing front. So, time to make some hard decisions. Neither Here nor There… is getting shelved until I find the proper market […]

Characters: The Main Man

The Head Honcho, The Big Cheese, Numero Uno, The Boss, King of the Castle, Lord of his Domain, The Hero, Enter the Dragon, I mean the Main Character. He stands at the apex of the character pyramid.  He, she or it (yes it can be an it although difficult to pull off)  that lies at […]

This Week: Characters

  Sorry for the long silence. To be honest I had one of my “episodes” which meant I was semi-functional during the week. Also making some serious decisions about my writing in general and specifically what to do with the material I already accumulated (two and half novels and nearly a dozen short stories in […]

Open Beta

Everyone has inner demons. Anthony calls his Dad. Log line for Neither Here Nor There…. I here by announce that my first book is open for a second round of Betas. The first round did not go so well and I need a few brave volunteers to give it the old once over and tell […]

No NaNo This Year

And I won’t be as cool as all my fellow scribes who are counting the days to NaNo 2010. A few reasons why: RoE (Part 1) is in full bloom. I’m writing, organizing and generally trying to give birth to this bad boy. I think I’m half way through but won’t know until later on. […]

My Main Character is an A-Hole:A Query Pitch in Progess

Michael, the MC in my first book is self confident to the point of arrogance. There, I said it. I still like him. Why? I mean arrogance is not a trait many people like to put up with arrogant jerks in real life, let alone in their fiction. Of course, Michael is clever enough not […]

Clearing the Deck-Week 2: Killing My Darlings

The 360 is back on. 😦 Tried to keep the streak but half way through the week I failed. Couldn’t  do it any more. Why? I sent an excerpt (first 450 words) of my first WIP to a contest, to see if I could snag an agent. Missed the first dateline, almost missed the second. […]

Clearing the Deck

Okay, this week will be a full work week. That means: Putting away the 360 Limiting my internet exposure checking my email twice, early in the morning and before I go to bed. No Twitter No Blogging No DeviantArt And no other significant distractions aside from work, exercise and the basic necessities Why? Because I […]

My First Rejection Letter

Yep, I got my first rejection letter, or should I say email. It was pleasant enough. I thought I was going to feel awful about getting it but it seems that the writer did put some effort into writing it, even if it was a form response. Not saying that it was, I haven’t received […]