Category Archives: Resources

Some Great New Resources for Writers

I’m of the opinion that a writer has to keep learning and growing. (I actually think that there’s a bare minimum level of writing capability that’s needed to write things people will read and that it’s a lot lower than … Continue reading

Posted in Advice, Resources, Writing | Tagged , , , , ,

Do You Still Read Blogs?

This was asked on one of the forums I read today and I thought, yes, of course. And then I started to think about it some more.  I DO read blogs every morning, but they all tend to have a … Continue reading

Posted in General, Resources, Writing | Tagged , , ,

A Good Reminder About How Advances and Royalties Work

Janet Reid just posted a very concise, very helpful summary of how advances and royalties work.  Well worth a read for anyone considering signing a trade publishing contract. So, you think you’d like to make some money? Not much to … Continue reading

Posted in Resources, Writing | Tagged , , , , ,

More Writing Advice Books!! (And a long digression about writing full-time)

Anyone who has read this blog for a while knows that I’m a voracious reader of writing advice books.  (I like to think the results of all that reading show in my actual writing, but, well, who knows.  They’re still … Continue reading

Posted in General Musings, Resources, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , ,

Writing Advice

In the last week I went to a couple of different events meant to give writing advice.  One was by an author on self-publishing and one was by an author talking about writing series.  Both were useful, but I was … Continue reading

Posted in General Musings, Resources | Tagged , , , , ,

The Limited Value of Information

I was thinking about this the other day as I shelved yet another writing advice book: Information only has value to the extent that you remember it or know where to find it. There were some great passages of advice … Continue reading

Posted in General Musings, Life, Resources, Writing | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments

The Scar or The Splinter (Jeff VanderMeer)

I picked up a copy of Wonderbook over the weekend and am about seventy pages into it.  I’m really enjoying it so far. For those who don’t know what it is, you can see more on this website.  It’s “the … Continue reading

Posted in General Musings, Resources, Writing | Tagged , , , , ,

Chuck Wendig Has Been Good To Me

Anyone who has read this blog for a while will know that I love Chuck Wendig’s posts.  What he has to say about writing resonates with me and the way he says it makes me smile. Well, today he had … Continue reading

Posted in General, Resources | Tagged , ,

Using GIMP

As I mentioned the other day, I downloaded a copy of some free photo-editing software, GIMP, and I’ve been playing around with it ever since. Damned stuff is addictive.  And I can do it at night while watching TV.  (Because … Continue reading

Posted in General Musings, My Writing, Resources, Writing | Tagged , , , , ,

Completely Random Thoughts

I have nothing significant to say today, just a bunch of random thoughts. First thought was that the advantage to self-publishing a book is that you start spending so much time thinking about the book that you kind of forget … Continue reading

Posted in General Musings, Life, My Writing, Resources, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , ,