We’re All (or Nearly) Set and Other Good News

The move from Weebly to WordPress is nearly complete. I still have a few pages to transfer over, but for the most part, it's done.

This is great news for me. I can now get back to posting about writing on a regular basis, usually every Monday, although I may (or may not) expand that soon.

Speaking of, my very first post "Carpe Diem," written this past November, detailed a few bits of my personal writing journey, but it didn't touch on my biggest reason for setting up a writing-oriented blog under my own name: To help other writers, aspiring or published, fulfill their own dreams.

The impetus behind that decision is reinforced nearly every time I open my inbox. Last week, the daughter of a family friend sent me a draft of her first manuscript. I cannot convey how honored I was by the privilege she afforded. It took a huge leap of faith on her part to trust me with her words. I hope I can justify that faith in the advice I share with her.

In the course of my short publishing career, I have encountered dozens of aspiring writers like M., people who have persevered and completed a manuscript or are in the process of writing one. The most common theme is this, that every aspiring author needs help, from the mechanics and craft to the business decisions needed to become financially successful and build or sustain one's career.

They need help, just like I did. The least I can do is give back some of the help I've received along the way.

One way I'm doing that is by compiling my thoughts on the various aspects of writing and publishing them here, one post at a time. I'm also working on a series of books and courses to share the knowledge gleaned from my experiences as a published author.

The very first formal offering is a PDF called An Introduction to the Tension Driven Plot, a simple guide to keeping readers glued to every page. It's available as a free download to anyone interested.

I'll have more for you soon, including a full-length book, What's Your Plan? Questions Every Author Should Answer before Publishing Fiction. Keep an eye out for that. In the meantime, download your free plotting guide and watch for more posts on writing each week.

Happy writing!

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