Writers Need Books to Read

Many well known and well-paid authors tell beginner writers to read whenever you can’t write. The reason is, reading will expose you to more ideas, more styles of writing, and a lot of great fiction. Even non-fiction can be useful and if it fits into the research you need to do for your novel, that’s a win-win. Continue reading “Writers Need Books to Read”

Writers Need Ergonomics

Note: The tumult with Romance Writers of America has bumbled on with no real resolution. A whole page and a half of publishers have stated that they cannot risk publishing authors who are connected to RWA at this time. My own chapter has sent a letter to the Board outlining what they need to see before they can continue to be part of the organization. Everyone seems to agree that the President of the board needs to step down or be removed. I’m not sending in my dues until I see this happen. I didn’t want to spend the whole blog talking about it, but some people don’t get the updates. Now you know. Continue reading “Writers Need Ergonomics”

Writers Need Laptops!

When you finish your manuscript and it’s been looked over by all the appropriate people and edited, you need to start sending it out. And of course to get to this point you probably used your desktop computer. A 21.5-inch monitor so you can see everything clearly. An awesome keyboard that lets you type ergonomically. A stand/sit desk for flexibility. And a CP that has all this stuff. The tower even says Aspire on it. Continue reading “Writers Need Laptops!”

So You Want to Be a Writer

If you look around on Pinterest, you will find authors’ quotes for every occasion. My only complaint about the quotes is that they often treat every writer as the same, and state that what worked for them will no doubt work for you. If not, you’re doing it wrong. Let’s take a look at some of these great quotes. Continue reading “So You Want to Be a Writer”

Right on Schedule!

Hello, friends! I know what you really, really want. You want to be a Rich, Famous Writer! You want to travel all expenses paid to speaking gigs and conferences to talk about writing. Maybe even write a book about writing with a catchy name like On Writing. And you want to be able to buy ridiculous things because you are so rich, you don’t know what to do with all the money! Want to know how to accomplish that? Of course you do! Now, pay attention. Continue reading “Right on Schedule!”

Flu Season Hunting Rules and Limits

First of all, Know your Flu. The symptoms are exactly the same, only the severity is different. A(H3) is more common this year than A(H1N1). Both like to prey on young children and the elderly. A late season showing by H3N2 is bad news for the elderly. Due to the weakening of the respiratory system, either flu could lead to pneumonia and hospitalization of any age person. Continue reading “Flu Season Hunting Rules and Limits”