Category Archives: Writing advice

Putting the Morbid in September

This month was nuts.  My daughter started back to school and I was looking forward to settling back to work, but she was sick for a whole week and my plans got derailed. I had hoped to get Angelus Rose … Continue reading

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Reading Your Own Work

I love to read from my books in public. I love the silence that descends as the audience grows rapt. More than that, I love to hear the crowd react to my words, noting when they gasp or if they … Continue reading

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Writing an Author Bio

One of the things that always entertained me when I was hosting readings was when I would the writers to send me a bio (short for biography) with which to introduce themselves. Bios are always written in third person, in order … Continue reading

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Why do writers write?

This Sunday (9/11/16), I’ll be joining S.G. Browne and Dana Fredsti at Borderlands Cafe in San Francisco to figure out just why writers write.  The panel discussion will roam from the philosophical to the practical: why, how, and where to … Continue reading

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Reviewing on Goodreads

Goodreads wrote to tell me that I’m in the Top 1% of reviewers on their site. That seems weird to me. I’ve written fewer than 400 reviews there — 387, to be precise.  That doesn’t really seem like that many, … Continue reading

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