Tagged with writers block

Writing Progress: Getting Bogged Down


Word count: 6350 Today was hard. Really hard. I fought to get the words on the page. It was a struggle much like wrestling an opponent much larger and more confident than myself. I started by writing up the bio on another hero I intended to use later, and then I erased the start of … Continue reading

5 Ways to Start Working on a Sequel

5 Ways to Start Working on a Sequel


I’ve planned to release the sequel to The Terminarch Plot in April of 2016.  However, I have had several life issues that have kept me from getting started with it. Everyone likes a series, and when we writers hit on an idea for a viable series with several books planned it is sometimes difficult to remember … Continue reading

4 Reasons Why Facebook Is Not Useful for Authors

4 Reasons Why Facebook Is Not Useful for Authors


Let’s face it. Authors, especially independent authors, need to promote themselves. However, there are ways to promote and ways not to promote.  Social media is a way to promote yourself as a writer, but it can also be a double-edged sword.  Of course, Delilah S. Dawson wrote a fantastic article about the misuse of social … Continue reading

Off the Grid: Recharge Your Creativity

Off the Grid: Recharge Your Creativity


I’ve been away from social media and blogging for about three days.  I needed a break.  I’m in the middle of writing the first book in a series to be released in June entitled The Last Terran and I had hit a creative bump in the road. Sure I have the entire thing plotted out, have created … Continue reading

Writing Requires Discipline

Writing Requires Discipline


I have taught writing for years and years and I’ve been a writer for twice that long.  I’m writing this blog post today for the writers out there who are thinking of “hanging it up”. If you have tried your hand at this writing gig and you don’t like it, then just do something else. … Continue reading

A Little Inspiration from King Solomon

A Little Inspiration from King Solomon


Every Wednesday night I take my three teens and one elementary child to church.  The little one goes to AWANA clubs while my older three go to youth service.  Our youth minister Scott Buck taught about the book of Ecclesiastes, King Solomon’s account of his exploration of the meaning of life. No.  It’s not 42. … Continue reading

A Whopping 5 Copies!


I looked at my sales report for the month of April, and discovered that I had actually sold 5 print editions of my two new novels combined. One could become very depressed about that, spiraling down into a pit of deep despair until Prince Humperdink sets the “machine” to 50 out of rage. Yet I … Continue reading

5 Tips for Finishing a Writing Project


How many writing projects have you started, but have not finished? This is an excellent question, but the answer for a writer should be a very small number.  Successful writers finish what they start, even if it takes years to get there. Elizabeth Bishop worked on her poem “The Moose” for a record 20 years. … Continue reading