Today, I have something different to share with you. It is a piece about my personal struggle with death. Over a decade ago, I lost three grandparents in under two-and-a-half years. I didn’t have time to cope with the loss of one, before I lost another, and each death was like losing the ones who […]

Duotrope - Submission Tool for Literary Magazines

Searching for the right publication to submit your work can be a daunting task. There are thousands of literary magazines, more are popping up every day, and several are going under at any given time. So how do you keep up? Where do you look? Duotrope is an online database of markets for poetry, fiction, […]

Writing Tip - Sequence of Events


          Checking the order of events in a story is a tip that falls in both the editing and writing categories. It’s something to look for during the editing process, and hopefully, over time it will be caught during the writing process. Sequence of events on the sentence, paragraph, and even scene level is often […]

NaNoWriMo Prepartion - 5 Tips

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a challenge to authors to start a new novel and write 50,000 words in the month of November. It’s not an easy task. In fact, I’ve attempted to complete the challenge twice. The first attempt resulted in a fiery crash so brilliant that I vowed never to subject myself […]