Valentine’s Day: You either love it or hate it. Set aside the impact on single people for a moment, and let’s look at the couples. The romantic, energetic, and creative individuals love Valentine’s Day. It’s their moment to shine and have a great time. They plan ahead, set reservations, buy (or make) gifts in advance…… Continue reading Happy Valentine’s Day?
Listening to several millionaire novelists on MasterClass.com, each talk about shipping their manuscript off to the publisher-assigned editor. Each values their editor. These are the most successful writers in the world. And they need editors. So do you. And I REALLY need them… There are three levels of editing. Story structure – Does your story… Continue reading The Importance of Editing
This is wonderful writing advice. Write what you know. It may not mean what you think it means, though. It doesn’t mean you have to write about your school, your job, your family. It doesn’t have to be set in your town or your time period. If that was the case, we wouldn’t have science-fiction,… Continue reading Write What You Know
As a habit, I ask people if A) They are readers, and B) Fiction or Non-Fiction? Invariably, of the readers (about 33% claim to be) children are fiction readers, women are predominately fiction with a dose of non-fiction, and most men are non-fiction. Yet, demographically, married men don't buy the books, their wives do. The… Continue reading Fiction vs Non-Fiction
There's no snow here in Florida, but Christmas remains a magical time of the year. I have delicious memories of running downstairs to a room full of presents. Lots of socks and underwear, lots of candy, lots of toys of dubious quality, and books. My parents, readers themselves, knew of my love for the written… Continue reading So This is Christmas…
I first read So Many Mountains... Which Ones to Climb? What Really Matters in Church Life a few months ago, straight out of Aron's hands. Let me tell you what struck me about this book: So many things Aron shared about his first steps in Christianity were like reading my own biography. There was an immediate… Continue reading Aron Osborne Raising us to New Heights!
Vanity Press is a term for alternative publishing that preys on desperate authors. We're not that. Vanity Press takes anyone who will pay them. We take overlooked, fantastic authors. We help people with potential and turn away people who haven't yet mastered their craft. Vanity Press charges so much you'll never make your money back.… Continue reading Defining Vanity Press and Why We aren’t One