The word…

“As things stand now, I am going to be a writer. I’m not sure that I’m going to be a good one or even a self-supporting one, but until the dark thumb of fate presses me to the dust and says “you are nothing,” I will be a writer.”   Hunter S. Thompson

#MFRWHooks 1: Press Play – a Rock Me Baby short read

This week I’ve joined the Marketing For Romance Writers group, Book Hooks meme in which authors post 6-8 sentences of their latest works or WIPs. My contribution is a sample of Press Play from the Rock Me Baby series, detailing the stories of 4 band members of Airi Moon.  Check out the details and all the…

The word

“The writer cannot expect to be excused from the task of re-education and regeneration that must be done. In fact, he should march right in front.” -Chinua Achebe 

The word…

Do you know what I was smiling at? You wrote down that you were a writer by profession. It sounded to me like the loveliest euphemism I had ever heard. When was writing ever your profession? It’s never been anything but your religion. Never. I’m a little overexcited now. Since it is your religion, do you know what…

New Release – PRESS PLAY (a Rock Me Baby short read)

I am pleased to announce my latest release, Press Play (a Rock Me Baby, short read) is now available on Amazon and Google Play (more venues to come) for .99! Play Baptiste and Doctor Preston Stevens are likely to show up in the next three books as their story expands. Check out the details below! AVAILABLE NOW Amazon Google…

The word…

“Why am I compelled to write? . . . Because the world I create in the writing compensates for what the real world does not give me. By writing I put order in the world, give it a handle so I can grasp it. I write because life does not appease my appetites and anger…

The word…

“But surely to tell these tall tales and others like them would be to spread the myth, the wicked lie, that the past is always tense and the future, perfect.” -Zadie Smith

The word…

“I love writing. I love the swirl and swing of words as they tangle with human emotions.” ― James A. Michener

The word…

“A story is impelled by the necessity to reveal: the aim of the story is a revelation, which means that a story can have nothing—at least not deliberately—to hide. This also means that a story resolves nothing. The resolution of a story must occur in us, with what we make of the questions with which…

CONFESSIONS OF A ROMANCE AUTHOR 3

E.B. White stated that “Writing is an act of faith, not a trick of grammar.”

It happens to all of us at one time or another. Some call it writer’s block. Some say their creative well went dry. Some just are simply burnt out and some still, just feel like faith in the creative process took a swerve to the far left of where they would like it to be for a host of reasons from rejection letters, family issues, day job struggles and more. Life can take a hefty toll on the creative mind with writing being a very mental endeavor. How can you even think of writing about imaginary characters when the real life ones are giving you and your mental bandwidth a run for your money?

The word….

“I think writing really helps you heal yourself. I think if you write long enough, you will be a healthy person. That is if you write what you need to write, as opposed to what will make money, or what will make fame.” ALICE WALKER