Category Archives: Writing Life

Avengers: Age of Ultron and Writing – Prelude

Well, you knew it was coming, didn’t you? With all of the posts that I’ve done with this kind of theme (remember Captain America – Winter Soldier and the X-Men – Days of Future Past?), it was inevitable. However, this is the first time that I’ve ever done a prelude to a movie-and-writing post without

Learning Success – Kristen James

I believe it’s important to learn from others’ success as well as failures. Each can save us tons of headaches in life in general. Personally, I get a kick out of reading about a successful indie writer’s process. Actually, any writer’s process seeing that it’s a tough profession to be in. I found an interview with indie romance author Kristen James and thought it would be good to highlight some of things she’s done to be successful.

Stealing Your Writing Style

Are writers totally original? We’d like to think so if to make us feel better about ourselves. But the fact of the matter is that we’re all thieves in one way or another and we pilfer every time we open open a book to read it for our enjoyment. Is this necessarily a bad thing. I don’t think so. As a matter of fact, I think it’s a given.

Sans Profanity Please

As human beings, we all have our quirks and idiosyncrasies. Us writers have them even more so. One of mine is a hatred of profanity. I know. Hate is s strong word. So that should give you an idea of how much I dislike it. I don’t like it in the books I read for enjoyment either.

RIU – The E-Stone

The world of RIU is slowly expanding. Those innocuous things in my stories that you read about and maybe filed away in the back of your mind as being not so important just may be something major. Today, I have a new addition to the data files of the RIU, one that, if you’ve read any of my stories, you probably were expecting.

D2C and Reader Relationship

When I’m not posting my rantings here at the website, I’m reading a lot. Not just fiction but a plethora of non-fiction. It’s imperative for me as I’m not signed with any big publisher and I plan on keeping it that way as long as I can. In order to do that, I need to keep my three fans in the loop because there are a couple things an independent publishing writer needs to do and that is connect with his or her audience.

The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies and Writing

I’m a fan of fantasy because there is a whole lot of truth in some of it. That being said, I went to see the latest offering of The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies. Though I normally like to relate movies closer to the superhero genre, this had elements in it that qualified it as being included. So consider this more of a special inclusion rather than a normal thing.