The Art of Being Short “I would also suggest that any aspiring writer begin with short stories. These days, I meet far too many young writers who try to start off with a novel right off, or a trilogy, or even a nine-book series. That’s like starting in at rock climbing by tackling Mt. Everest. […]
Yup. I finally caved and admitted I am juggling way too many things to keep up with my social media . . . which is where YOU come in. Details are below, but basically I need a mini-me. And because I get many kids asking me if they can volunteer to do XYZ for school […]
Well . . . Frak. Createspace is getting eaten by KDP (Kindle Direct Publishing). Technically this shouldn’t be a big deal, and hopefully everything goes smoothly. In the mean time, you can do a few things to make sure the process doesn’t turn into a Frat house on a 5-day bender: Create […]
Sometimes I call UNDERTOW the Little Blue Book That Could because it keeps landing on lists years after it launched (not that I’m complaining). Of course, then my friends remind me that the sucker weighs close to a pound and is nearly 100,000 words long, so “little” ain’t so little. Pfft – details. […]
As I count down the days to the Daybreaker release, I thought I’d answer some questions I’ve had over the years related to the series and writing in general. When you first started writing Undertow, did you know how the series was going to end? HA! Not really. Truth be told, I wasn’t sure […]
Back in 2013, before Undertow officially launched, I wandered into Titcomb’s Bookshop in Sandwich Massachusetts and happened to come face-to-face with owner Vicky Titcomb. I was hoping the fabulous, barn-like bookshop would take a chance on me – a self-pubbed weirdo from the Cape who wrote one YA novel on a sleep-deprived […]
“I set a goal for myself everyday when I write – 10 pages a day – and it’s much harder because I’m too dumb to turn off my Twitter and everything so it’s always on and it’s a real distraction. It’s a major distraction.” – R.L. Stine I’ll be honest: even at my […]
#IGAuthorLifeJan Day 27 The new Beauty & the Beast series from Sarah Maas . . . OMG. It’s the size of a Nynex, but I read it cover to cover in a DAY. Stayed up to 3am. SOOOOOO good. The second book (A Court of Mist and Fury) was even better than the first.