Tag: writing tips

The Word: What A Book Publicist & Experts Taught Me/How I Was Killing My Own Books

Originally, this blog post began as an essay of what I’ve seen others doing wrong with a different title to help others avoid the mistakes, but when I stopped working on it I realized I had made many of these mistakes myself, even recently!…

The Word: Mike Feria Gives A Slice Of Himself To Us!

Where did all of this begin for me, you might ask? Well─ in an unlikely way. When I was a child, my imagination was a wild one, and much to my satisfaction, I’ve managed to keep most of it. Living back in South Florida,…

I’m Answering Common and Uncommon Interview Questions Part One

What other genres do you enjoy reading? Documentaries and biographies ­Have you ever destroyed any of your drafts? Yes. Fiction or non-fiction? Which is easier? Fiction. How many children do you have? Do you see any young writers in any of them? I have…

The Word: The Downside to using a penname

Even in my younger years the appeal of a pen name entrapped me. Something better than my name. I ran through several ideas, but years later when became something to put into use I didn’t know what to use. By now at least, you…

The Word: Help with Word Counts (Infograph by Length)

I’ve seen it many times before where a writer gets lost in a word count and begins chopping at their story to meet a demand or out of nerves thinking their work is too long to be a short story or novel. I decided…

The Word: Advice on Creative Writing By Frank Martin

Writers seldom write the things they think. They simply write the things they think other folks think they think. So this is my two cents; one man’s opinion – I think. I follow a fair number of writers and creators on social media and…

The Word: David Johnson shares tips on Writing and what he’s learned so far in publishing

I am from north east Arkansas. After college and moving around many years I returned to the area. My career was in music and music education. It remains a major interest for me. Science fiction and some fantasy tales held my interests from childhood….

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