October 2, 2016
dark side of writing

The Dark Side of Writing

If you write long enough, you know that being a writer has a dark side. A side so inky that it seems to suck every mote of brilliance from […]
September 25, 2016
ink in the flow

Writing Interrupted? Get Back in the Flow!

Life is busy, and full of responsibilities. Sometimes, this means having the flow of your writing interrupted by the daily deeds we all must do: full- […]
September 18, 2016

A Writer’s Guide to Fiverr

Fiverr is a fantastic resource for the self-published writer. But, you need to be very careful when dipping your toe into the sometimes muddy waters of low-cost […]
September 12, 2016
book trailers

Book Trailers: A DIY Guide for Starving Authors

Book trailers are so much fun to do, and they needn’t cost you a fortune, either. My new book, Salt in the Blood, will be out in a […]
September 5, 2016
the dead city

The Dead City: Another Post-Apocalyptic Blockbuster by Dylan J. Morgan

  Dylan J. Morgan does it again with The Dead City, his sequel to post-apocalyptic thriller The Dead Lands. The Dead Lands impressed me—no mean feat for someone who reads […]
August 29, 2016
good adverbs

Good Adverbs for Unapologetically Good Writing

I know what you’re thinking: How can there be such things as good adverbs? After all, great writers like Stephen King revile them. His opinion on […]
August 21, 2016
defending your writing from trolls

Defend Your Writing Without Turning Yourself into a Troll

I read a well-written article by fellow Medium writer Pete Ross about how people are offended by the occasional curse word. He nobly defends his fellow writers […]
August 15, 2016

Writing in the Dark: A Technique for Explosive Prose

Need to add impact to a pivotal scene in your novel? Try writing in the dark. Anyone who’s studied the effects of sensory deprivation knows they […]
August 8, 2016

Write Fast Now. Write Better Later.

Sometimes, I write fast. Other times, not so much. In fact, some days the tick of the clock in my office seems as horrible as Chinese water […]