In Search of Blue Bonnets

Road Trip to Texas!

Write Something Today!

Your Words Can Change the World

In the writing classes I’ve taught over the years, I’ve often said that as a writer, your words can entertain, enlighten, even change the world. It’s not a new concept. Back in the mid-1500s, Martin Luther wrote, or so it’s claimed on the Web!): “If you want to change the world, pick up a pen.” … read more Your Words Can Change the World

Great Advice for My Writer Friends

Wait—How Did I Lose 25 Years?!?

Last night, I was hard at work getting rid of most of the stuff cluttering my office and my life. The next round of freebies to be given away on Craigslist was some software I no longer use from…holy crap…25 years ago?!? Once state-of-the-art products like Adobe Photoshop 3.0, Microsoft Quick C, and Visual Basic. … read more Wait—How Did I Lose 25 Years?!?

I’m Liking Twitter!

I didn’t use Twitter much until recently, when a writing client and good friend, Tim Allen, convinced me I should take a second look. I got more active in the Spring, and today, I hit 10,000 followers on Twitter! I’ve met some awesome people there. If you are a struggling writer looking to expand your … read more I’m Liking Twitter!

E-Book Sales Up 2.4% This Summer

Good news for writers—sales of e-books improved this summer for the first time in two years! Publisher’s Weekly reports that e-book sales from trade publishers rose 2.4% in May 2017, led by a 3.2% gain in adult book sales, offsetting a 3.2% decline in children’s and YA books, and a 9.4% decline in the religious … read more E-Book Sales Up 2.4% This Summer

My Driveway Is Finished!

Writers Beware — “Dear Sirs” Will Bring a Rejection Slip!