Nobody READS Anymore

Man stepping on debris Photo by Quinten de Graaf on Unsplash Every time I hear the phrase in the title of this post. My blood boils. Usually, a well-meaning family member reminds me of the fact that "Nobody Reads Anymore". Those kinds of statements, even if a smidge true, are so obtuse that I hate myself for believing …

3 Signs You’re An Obsessive-Compulsive Writer

http://Photo by Amador Loureiro on Unsplash Do you wake up in the middle of the night, startling your cat and significant other, searching blindly in the dark for your pen, Moleskine notebook, or your smartphone?  Have you ever dreamt of quitting your job just so that you can make a few nickels and dimes posting …

“Invisible Boundaries” – A Flash Fiction Sci-Fi

Photo by Kym on Unsplash Last month, I attended the SunLit Literary Festival here in Florida and entered their annual writing contest. Unfortunately, I didn't win the writing contest with my sci-fi flash fiction story "Invisible Boundaries". However, I wanted to share the story on my blog with you to read and critique, if you so choose. …

Someone Made My Day at Starbucks and 19 Days Left in the SYPHONS Giveaway!

Photo by Pablo Merchán Montes on Unsplash Hiya literary fans, It’s 19 days until 4 winners will be chosen to receive one of the following: Enter to Win Here A copy of Syphons Or A $25 Starbucks Gift Card I believe this is my fourth giveaway. Last four times I gave away $20 bucks. So that’s like $80 …

Write What You Know About Romance Even While Single & #ForeverAlone

Photo by Anthony Tran on Unsplash Write what you know. For some odd reason, while working on revisions of my current WIP, Syphons, a sci-fi/new adult novel, I started thinking about the write-what-you-know motto. In my novel, I wanted to create a revamped love story between a plus-size African-American woman who awakens with rare abilities due to her …

For Beginners: Write That Sci-Fi As Easy As Pie (Part 1)

Photo by Hal Gatewood on Unsplash In my last post of Writing Science-Fiction for Beginners (Part 1), I focused on what science-fiction was and the beginning stages of writing your first draft. Now, I'm getting into some of the tedious areas of creating great science-fiction. I could focus on a number of different areas and …

How I Wrote, Published, and Promoted an eBook in 7 Days

Photo by Lukas Blazek on Unsplash The blinking cursor mocked me as I stared at my daunting 50k sci-fi novel which needed to be revised, edited, professionally edited, and then possibly revised again.  I felt overwhelmed. I didn't want to rush through the revision process and produce a half-hazard work of fiction. This novel was my baby, I …