Category: On Writing

On Writing, Self-publishing, Uncategorized

Self-publishing: The Editing Stage

Lesson One for Self-publishing: your book is not finished after you have written it. The second stage in getting your book published is having it professionally edited. This stage is necessary regardless of how great a writer you are.

On Writing, Self-publishing, Uncategorized

How Stephen King and Mark Twain became authors

The Hunger Games, 50 Shades of Grey, Pride and Prejudice, The Great Gatsby, and Mob Dick.   You know what all of these titles have in common? They’re books. Great books — as culture has said — but more than being “great,” they all started the same: a single word written on a blank page. …

On Writing

What happens in a room full of writers

The excitement is done and now I must sit down and write.  This weekend I attended The Writer’s Digest Conference in New York City at The Roosevelt Hotel. The three day event was packed with sessions from publishing, to developing your craft, and even creative marketing strategies to sell your book. Overall, it went very well: The …