Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Some highlights from the past 8 years

It's less than five hours before this post goes live, and I'm undecided over what to write. No good topic comes to mind, so I'll link some of the popular blog posts from over the years. Feel free to pick and choose what you like.

Beginning writers might find Showing & Telling and The Snobbish Rules of Fiction helpful.

If you're new to critiques, try What's a Critique? It includes a list of abbreviations and critique lingo.

Do you struggle with info dumps?

Would you like to write faster?

What is author intrusion, and how do you avoid it?

This post was about my experience with plotting.

For those who need to brush up on grammar, try this page. It's a list of links to all the Grammar Police posts I made.

Here's a post with plenty of tips for surviving book signings.

This was a fun one on how to catch skunks.

If you know any readers who want to support authors but are reluctant to review the books they read, send them here: How to Write a Book Review.

Thanks for visiting. 
I hope you and yours are happy and well.

Sunday, May 10, 2020

Pub & Promo Help from L. Diane Wolfe

L. Diane Wolfe has formatted for me in the past. She's professional and talented, so when I heard how the pandemic had hindered her ability to earn a living with in-person classes, I offered to help her get the word out about her webinars. For a very reasonable price, you can learn about publishing and promoting your books in the safety and comfort of your own home.

How to Publish Your Book Now (Publishing 101) is now a double webinar.
Register at for May 19 – part 1 and at for May 21 - part 2
Stay home, stay safe, and join me those two nights!

How to Promote Your Book Now (Publishing 102) is now a double webinar.
Register at for June 9 - part 1 and at for June 11 - part 2.
Stay home, stay safe, and join me those two nights!

Consider signing up and helping a talented, deserving member of the writing community. If Diane is behind it, you know it'll be good.