Great Rules of Good Writing

If you google “manuscript formatting” or “writing guidelines,” you’ll get a plethora of suggestions on how to write and format your masterpiece.  If you listen to everyone who has an opinion, or even just to those who have an opinion and claim to be experts, you’ll end up writing pablum. Which may be great it … Read more

Sex In Fiction

I was glancing through What Every Man Thinks About Apart From Sex, curious about topics I could toss into to my next novel, and apparently, there aren’t any.  This 200-page tome is blank.  After I stopped laughing, I spent a good five minutes kicking myself for not thinking of it first.  I haven’t checked the book’s … Read more

About Query Shark Bait

Writing a novel is huge undertaking.  From coming up with ideas, to actually hooking a New York publishing contract, this may be a perilous journey you’d rather not take alone. If you’re considering such a trip (or already have open wounds and waning morale), perhaps my experience will provide a bit of welcome camaraderie — … Read more