Gearing up for National Novel Writing Month

National Novel Writing Month can be one more tool for the belt of the successful writer. It drives you to put words down without slowing to account for grammar, flow or even waiting for that annoying muse to show. You just have to WRITE. I have signed up for NaNoWriMo in the past, but things Read More …

Breaking the Word Dam for Freelance Writing

The words should be pouring out through the keyboard. Quiet fills the space and the kids will be occupied for the next hour. Yet the words seem caught up in my mind. They are locked away by the muse and seemed determine to stay hidden in that dark corner. Writing for a living means that Read More …

Creating Writing Opportunities

Developing a writing career comes about in similar ways to developing any career. You have to be willing to expand your talents, present your talents and pursue opportunities with boldness to fulfill those talents. Writing opportunities seem to be endless in the online community but finding writing opportunities that will expand your personal presence can Read More …

Building a Platform One Plank at a Time

Writing is my passion but I’m blessed to also enjoy working with my hands. It turns out that those two hobbies are more compatible than I had ever imagined. Over the last several months I have learned that to be a successful writer I have to build a solid platform. Steps for Building a Platform Read More …