Being Destroyed By My Writing

January 19th I had the pleasure of guest posting on Writers In the Storm and since this subject keeps coming up, I thought I’d share it here as well. My house is quiet and I’m nursing a hot cup of coffee (my third actually) while staring at the screen and...

Do We Still Need Pen Names?

Back in 2011 I blogged about What’s In A Pen Name and I find I’m still getting responses to it (some I don’t publish because, well…I don’t need arguments or derogatory comments to be listed here). At lot has changed since 2011 in the...

When Do Writers Need To Escape?

Every once in a while it’s important as a writer to run away. To escape. To go somewhere by themselves without any distractions. Why? To finish a novel that is due any day. I know of several author friends who have done this and I used to be envious. I used to...

Can Anyone Self Publish Successfully?

I get so many emails from authors wanting to know if they can self publish and how. First off – YES – anyone can self publish. My eleven year old has and I know of a ninety-year old great grandmother who recently self published her own collection of quilt...