And so, we begin

I’ve started my long-delayed love affair with Jeanne Dark™. It has taken me more than 19 months for her personality to come into focus, but now that’s she’s here, I’m never letting her leave. This is the 1st of several books I hope to write about Dark, but not the 1st piece. Her first appearance…

The Other Side of NaNoWriMo

By now, you’ve likely decided whether or not to try your hand at National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo or Nano, for short). If you are pounding away towards your 1,667 daily target, then you also have heard about the pros of writing on a daily, if frenetic pace. I am not here to discourage you….

NaNoWriMo Vs. The 800-Pound Gorilla

What gives me hope as a writer is the same thing that saddens me. Every so often, especially around Nanowrimo time, I write or blog that the really hard work comes after you’ve finished the book. I also suggest that writers swim against the tide of people who say “just finish” by adding crap to…