Category Archives: Personal Success

I Don’t Feel Like Writing

I’ve not conducted an internal study on the matter, but I think there’s a decent chance that more often than not, I don’t feel like starting my writing. Obviously, I usually change my mind on this, or this blog, my short story collection I’m working on, my two novels, and my freelance articles wouldn’t exist. …

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Carrot, No Stick.

I’ve mentioned a few times that this year has been sluggish for me in the short fiction writing department. My major projects, (the novel of any given moment, and once in a while a play script) have proceeded on schedule for the most part, but the shorter, smaller things had been too few and too …

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Writing and the Olympics

The Rio Games are underway. I wonder which sport is most like writing? There are word sprints, of course, which many people find quite useful to their process. I’ve never been much good at them, but their popularity cannot be denied. So for those people at those times, writing could be said to be like …

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One Month After Launch…Non-update.

So, I launched Murder. Theatre. Solitaire one month ago today. And I have a surprise for you all; I’m uncertain how many copies have sold, because I haven’t checked on the numbers. That must shock some of you into a coma. I don’t blame you if that’s the case, as at first blush I’ve as much …

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The Other Type of Rejection for Writers

Though its usefulness is questionable, people who declare their intention to be a writer will hear a warning from, well, just about everywhere not long afterward. Get comfortable with rejection, because you’ll be facing it a lot…from agents, publishers, journals, contests…rejection is part of life as a writer. Okay, yes, it is. I can’t deny …

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