The Focus Of This Blog

You know, I've been absent from here over the holidays. Mostly this is because life has just been so all engulfing for me and I just didn't know what I wanted to post on this site. But, I've been thinking lately, I'd like to get more into the act of writing. I'm thinking of focusing … Continue reading The Focus Of This Blog

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My Experiences With Online Writers Groups

Up until yesterday, I was a member of Scribophile, an online writing site where you post your work up on your own page to gain feedback from other readers. I must say, I wasn't too hopeful about the site when I started. Mostly because I was once a member of Fanstory.com and several Facebook Writers … Continue reading My Experiences With Online Writers Groups

Advice For Those Critters Out There Who Want to Give Better Critiques

Okay, here we go! I've been a member of Scribophile since 2006. So, a warning, I have a potty mouth, nanner, nanner, nanner. Therefore, if you are easily offended by colorful metaphors of a profane variety, close your eyes. You listen to that warning and suggestion? I hope so. You know why. Because I prefaced … Continue reading Advice For Those Critters Out There Who Want to Give Better Critiques

NOVEL INTRO REVISITED: WHICH WORKS BETTER AND WHY?

So I'm rewriting chapter one of my novel, Red Star Sheriff, and I'm curious, which opener do you think works better? The original? Or the rework? I'm trying to be more descriptive but I'm curious if a shorter, more into it sequence is preferable versus the more visually descriptive work. If you have an opinion, … Continue reading NOVEL INTRO REVISITED: WHICH WORKS BETTER AND WHY?