Remember my big announcement last fall about my short story, The Foreigner’s Loneliness? Previously only available for reading through Solarwyrm Press’s Latchkey Tales: The Darkest Hour, it’s now up on my website. And you can read it. For free. Now that you’ve settled down from your victory dance, please take a look at my story!… Continue reading Announcement: The Foreigner’s Loneliness Now Available Here
Okay, last week was all about how to start editing; this week is the nitty-gritty as I show you how to edit your manuscript. Remember, editing is one of those no-right-no-wrong processes. You might have a technique that differs vastly from mine, and that’s fine. But if you don’t have a clue, give this a… Continue reading Edit Or Die, Because
I’m writing this post at the request of a couple Twitter friends. They say they hear all the time that self-publishing authors need professional copy-editors, but they don’t know why, because no one who hires one ever seems to say, after the fact, exactly why it was so important. Pray allow me to remedy that… Continue reading Why You Need a Copy-Editor
Last night, the hashtag #MorallyComplicatedYA started trending on Twitter. Being a writer with a lot of writer friends, I clicked, wondering what the conversation was about.
If you’ve been poking around my website recently, you may have noticed a page for “Plays.” There’s a good reason for that: my children’s play Suiko and the Puzzle Box is now available for sale on Amazon and Createspace. Suiko and the Puzzle Box (pronounced SWEE-koh) is a fairy tale set in Japan, many years ago. Suiko’s father has… Continue reading Announcing the Publication of “Suiko and the Puzzle Box”: A Children’s Play
I will soon publish my children’s play, Suiko and the Puzzle Box. The idea started about a month ago, when I wrote a blog post talking about my experiences submitting it around. It was nothing but a passing thought, but soon the idea was buzzing around my head. After all, I know the play’s good,… Continue reading Five Newbie Tips for Self-Pubbing on Createspace
The first writing I ever queried was a children’s play called “Suiko and the Puzzle Box,” set in Meiji-era Japan. Though the year was 2011, this publisher required me to mail my script rather than submitting it by email. The wait time was three months; when six went by without so much as a word, I thought… Continue reading On Rejection and Affirmation in Publishing