“Representations”

It is not up to that tweeter, or to anyone else, to "suggest" what "representations" "should" appear in anyone's novel(s); they should just write their own damn books.

Dear Reader: What Is In My Name Is Me

Novel-writing is not, for me, some sort of group project, and I will NOT pretend I think otherwise.

The (Kindle) Afterlife

As Kindle book buyers we tend not to think about this unsettling question: "What happens to all of my Kindle books after I die?" Well...

“Easy”

Having taught non-native-English speaking international students too, I witnessed how some aspects of English especially baffled them: knowing my novels would be available most anywhere, I wanted my books also to be accessible...

What Friends And Followers Might Do

So, yes, I hope there will be another volume.

This Alpine Town

Despite some fiction writers' sky-high opinions of their personally towering intellects, this craft is not rocket science.

“Oh, shoot, did I post this to WordPress?”

Oops. I thought I was writing an email? But I was using WordPress? Gee, it's good I have nothing to hide from you guys... LOL!

The “Right” To Write

No novel is meant to address an entirety of anything.

In The Face Of The “Numerous”

A celebrity - whose reason for being is to seek popularity - backtracking and apologizing in the face of a social media angry mob is almost to be expected. But a writer must have the guts to hold their creative ground in the face of other writers' onslaught.

Why The Late 1700s?

Understand, I have nothing against bearded wizards, heroines with magic swords, and FBI agents...

The Way Forward

Some authors are remarkably petty and two-faced: they will act casually all chummy with you, but would also shove you over a cliff without hesitation if it meant they would get more attention... because writing, after all, is also very competitive.

Set To “Private”

It was disgraceful. It was also a punch in the face reminder of what I had despised about Twitter and why I had decided to back away from it some years ago.

Around The “Water Cooler” Again

So today here is more - some of it lighthearted - from fellow authors on Twitter... as they (I am taking a rest after finishing a 600 page novel, and I admit I am not writing currently) again gather around the authors' office's "water cooler" to gab (when it appears at least some of them, uh, should be nose to the grindstone and writing)...

“Adults” Only, Please

Shush... don't even mumble the words "new adult" please.

Never Forget: Publishing Is A Business

Writing may be all about "creativity" for you; but never forget that publishing is a business.