Some serial editing

Like a serial killer? Don’t ask. Anyway… I follow Catherine, Caffeinated. She’s a feisty writer who has carved out a niche in the self-publishing advice blognet. I haven’t read any of her books, but she doles out some great advice on her blog. Recently, she invited Robert Doran, an editor with Kazoo Independent Publishing Services … More Some serial editing



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


Wait. Do I mean K.I.S.S. – Keep It Simple, Stupid? Nope! I mean: Keep It Clear, Stupid. 😀  K.I.C.S. Catchy, no? Anyway… I critiqued a very interesting story this week.  A mash of science fiction, religion, physics theory, and Native American mythology.  To be honest, it went completely over my head. As smart as I like … More K.I.C.S.

The Aha! Moment

I had an Aha! moment the other day. I don’t often get things, but now and then, a huge spotlight manages to pierce the darkness and I see the light. In may only be for a moment, but that’s all I need before I crawl back under my rock and ruminate the clear idea tattooed … More The Aha! Moment

Precise Writing

These posts are a bit more daunting that I had anticipated.  What on earth do I use as an example?  Of course I had intended to use my WiP, but how am I supposed to know what constitutes good or bad writing in my work? Oy vey! That’s a topic I’ll tackle some other time, … More Precise Writing

Writing a Novel

I’m completely re-writing my novel, Devil’s Blood, at the moment.  And I’ve tried really hard not to get distracted with other stuff.  But while re-reading some of my old notes on what I needed to check for on the old novel, I came across a list of things to search for and destroy. Things like: … More Writing a Novel