Where’d That Wall Come From?

Long ago, on a word processor far, far away, I sat down at my computer and began to type my first novel. I was a novice at fiction so things like info dropping meant nothing to me. I also didn’t know anything about outlining a story before I began. I simply sat at my desk…

Plotting vs. Flying By The Seat of Your Pants writing

I used to think of myself as spontaneous, but upon closer inspection I’ve come to realize that there isn’t much about me that’s spontaneous. I weigh options before making a decision, I research a topic before taking a strong stance on either side; I like to plan and think through everything I do. So it’s probably…

For Writers – The Dreaded Query Letter

Getting published isn’t as difficult as it may seem. It doesn’t take spending a year in Hogwarts where you’ll learn how to spell a publisher into publishing you and it’s not like the music business where you often have to have a certain look to get a label’s attention. In publishing you have to write a good book….