A Writer’s Why: Fighting for the Least of These

One of the most important questions we can ask ourselves is why we do what we do. Not only for healthy self-reflection, but to focus our efforts and cut out the things in our lives that don’t have a good enough “why”.

Whether you write prolifically, and wonder what to do with it, or write less than you wish you did, and need a reason to write more, understanding your why is essential. You seek to understand what drives you, and what you hope to achieve through your…

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Vampires Don’t Sparkle – Guest post by David Sherrer

 

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“Lestat and Louie feel sorry for vampires that sparkle in the sun. They would never hurt immortals who choose to spend eternity going to high school over and over again in a small town — anymore than they would hurt the physically disabled or the mentally challenged. My vampires possess gravitas. They can afford to be merciful.” – Anne Rice, from her Facebook

One thing my wife and I frequently debate about is the state of modern vampires. We never seem to agree on how…

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Special Giveaway

Fellow author and excellent mentor of writers, K.M. Weiland, is releasing a new annotated version of Jane Eyre (Jane Eyre: The Writer’s Digest Annotated Classic.).  To promote it, she’s doing a giveaway of some fantastic prizes from Writer’s Digest, with the grand prize being registration to next year’s Writer’s Digest Conference in NYC!  Check out her page to learn more about the giveaway and to buy her books.

Hurry though, the giveaway deadline is tomorrow at 6pm!

I got one tonight and I…

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Publishing Updates: First Peek of my Novel

Hello all!  I hope you enjoyed last week’s post.  In light of that advice, I’ve written another chapter in my book.  I still haven’t finalized even a working title, so I won’t say anything more here except that: it will be a trilogy, it’s a modern scifi twist on the old and well-read vampire fiction genre, and it’s told from the perspective of two sisters.  It will probably be a year or two in the making, unless money drops from the sky and I can stop working to just focus on my writing,…

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Becoming-A-Writer Tip #2

Good news!  Today I sold my first story!  When I got the acceptance e-mail, I freaked out, as I’m sure you can imagine.  I’m not at all ashamed to say that there was much screeching, dancing, and waving of arms that went on.  When you succeed at something, you should celebrate, no ifs, ands, or buts about it.  This is a huge step for me and I am so grateful and thankful for my friends and family who helped, and to God who gave me my passion and talent.  Look at “My Writing” tab to stay up to date…

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