To WD or not to WD

If you are a writer, you have undoubtedly come across the U.S.’s most popular publication on writing – Writer’s Digest. Even if you hate it, you’ve probably read it. Personally, I don’t hate it. And I don’t love it. As a former subscriber to the print version, I know two things are true about the … More To WD or not to WD


Blogging traffic, that is. Last week, the Writer’s Digest Newsletter had an article in it by Robert Lee Brewer that listed the ways you can make money from your blog. I thought, I’m not interested in making money with my blog…STOP! Who the hell am I kidding? If I could get money for any of my … More Traffic

Free Pass Giveaway

Writer’s Digest if giving away a pass for the San Francisco’s Writer Conference that is coming up NEXT WEEK: Feb 16th – 19th, 2012.  I can’t justify the cost, but free?  Hell, yeah, I’ll call in sick. Anyway, even if you wanted to go, and had the money and time to go, it is sold … More Free Pass Giveaway

The words you use

Do you ever have a hard time finding just the right word? I do. My vocabulary sucks is horrendous.  I often fall back on the words I use in my everyday speech and seeing as I mostly talk to my dog, plants, and, maybe, the bathtub; that’s probably not a good idea. What to do? … More The words you use

Standing apart

If you have been following my blog for a while, you may have noticed that I am reviewing the Writer’s Digest 25 Ways to Improve Your Writing in 30 Minutes a Day article.  In an effort to improve my writing, I thought it would be a good idea to explore the 25 tips in a blog post for each. … More Standing apart

Figuring Prose

Folks who write poetry do it well. All great writer’s are masters at it. And folks like me often have no idea what they are talking about. What am I talking about? 21. Figurative Language Figurative language can enrich our writing, adding nuance and depth, like the addition of a harmony line to a melody. … More Figuring Prose

Evocative Writing and my precious word count and GRRM’s dirge

I know, my posts should be focused, and not scattered about talking about one thing then another.  I actually have folks who have subscribed to my blog recently that I do not personally know (I’m sure they will unsubscribe as soon as they figure out I’m a hack). Regardless, dear new suckers readers, I will … More Evocative Writing and my precious word count and GRRM’s dirge


It’s been awhile since I visited the Writer’s Digest 25 Ways to Improve Your Writing in 30 Minutes a Day.  I noticed that Emmie Mears recently finished off her review of these tips, and I felt like such a loser for dropping the ball that I promised myself I would do at least one tip review during … More Tension