Annoying Protagonist Kills Story

Can’t sell a story based on premise alone. Maybe it’s just me. I don’t care how good the story sounds or how well written it is, if the POV character is annoying then I’m putting it down. Forever. “There is nothing more important than character, for your protagonist is at the heart of the Read more…

Mark Your Own Path

 I’ve read often how important it is for writers to have a blog. I was glad because I enjoy blogging but recently, I came across an article where a writer said it was a wast of time. I started thinking am I spending too much time on something that’ll do nothing Read more…

Keep Going

This poster hangs over my Dry Erase broad. It’s inspirational and funny. Even without the words, the picture says enough. This is one of the things that separates published from unpublished authors. The author of “The Help” was rejected like 50 times. That’s hardcore. No matter what, don’t ever give up. 

What do you think?

Ever read “proven” writing advice that bothered you so fiercely it created a physical reaction?  Reading Publish Your Book: Proven Strategies and Resources for the Enterprising Author, I came across this: “Before you invest your time, energy and money into a project, you need to know whether there is a market for Read more…

Social Media Week!!!

Next week is Social Media Week where experts get together to discuss current trends in Social Media. It takes place all over the world and, more importantly, most of the panels are free to attend. I heard about this through my professors but had been unable to go the past two Read more…

It’s About That Time

Now is the time for some action. I decided awhile ago to focus on my Masters and leave getting published ’til later. I’m so close now I can smell that degree (still can’t believe it). It’s time to start working (harder) on getting my first novel published. I need to Read more…

My Writing is Me

I read often the way to deal with rejection is to remember they’re rejecting the story not me. I understood that but my current short story got me thinking, for some reason. That sort of reasoning is far too practical. I’m going to file it under easier said than done. Read more…