Agency and Staying True to Character

I try to keep an eye on The Galaxy Express and SFR Brigade posts simply because those are great ways to find new-to-me Science Fiction Romances. The authors often delve into the political. Rarely do I agree with their takes on a situation (most of the authors there are liberal; I’m a libertarian), but it… Read More »

Positive Content Creation

At its core, Internet marketing is all about publishing, and the better the content you publish the better your results… [I]t’s absolutely critical to publish assets that can have a positive impact on your business. –Brian G. Johnson, Trust Funnel: Leverage Today’s Online Currency to Grab Attention, Drive and Convert Traffic, and Live a Fabulous… Read More »

Clarity in Writing

I just finished reading a slew of manuscript samples and came away with an astounding epiphany: Crafting readable text is a lot harder to accomplish than to recommend. The inability to accomplish usually revolves around a lack of knowledge on how to achieve basic clarity (i.e. readability). Yet, without a clearly written narrative, how can readers… Read More »

Quit Your Day Job and Write Full Time

You’ve dreamed of it all your life: Sitting on a breezy veranda, laptop open on the table in front of you, hammering away at the keyboard while a well-oiled cabana boy brings you fresh drinks and flexes his muscles. Or you want to live the Hemingway life in Key West, getting drunk every day as… Read More »

Writerly Quote of the Week

“You read advice, you read the thoughts of other writers, and you immediately believe that none of it is useful. ‘I’m just that awesome,’ you think. ‘I have nothing to learn here.’ You’re already doomed.” –Chuck Wendig, “Why You Probably Still Suck as a Writer“