Thursday, March 12, 2009

Alabama Shooting

Steve: The recent mass-shooting in Alabama had a surprisingly personal connection for me. As therapy, I blogged about it. Read the post here.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Sprinkles, Frosting, and a Twist: Taking Fictional Tropes Beyond the Next Level

Just posted a new craft article over on my blog.

You could learn a thing or two about writing mystery, or science fiction, or romance from -- James Bond? See what general writing techniques you can pick up from watching a James Bond marathon. Read the post here.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

New Index of Writing Articles


Looking for writing information and tips?

I've just added a little indexed list of links to our sidebar (look to your left, scroll down as necessary). Currently it has more than a dozen posts on various aspects of writing, ranging from business to motivation and attitude, culled from our various blogs

I hope you find them useful. Feel free to link any of them to your sites or blogs.

(Writers) Still Dillusional After All These Years

A couple years ago I posted an article on my blog that made the rounds a bit, titled "Writers and Other Delusional People." It offered a number of useful truths I'd discovered over the years about the business of writing. Looking back, it's still a pretty good post.

However, I made a comment afterward mentioning my then-agent, now my ex-agent. Yes, through the school of hard knocks, I have since learned some more lessons that I will pass along to you. Check out my original post, then skip down through the comments to find my Rules of Agents.

Actually, let me make it easier for you. I'll go back and append the list (and setup) to the original "Writers and Other Delusional People" post.

Find it here.