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Two years ago, I decided I was finally going to write a story I’ve been avoiding for most of my life, because I thought it would be too hard to tell. But it’s turned out to be one of the most rewarding experiences of my writing career. This story is based on the life...

Why I love grav3yardgirl

Sometimes I have trouble getting to sleep at night, so I’ve taken to watching things on YouTube that help gear my brain down to a manageable level. This has led to my discovery of the phenomenon of product reviews. There are a lot of people with their own channels,...

B&N sales of self-pubbed books won’t mean much to most

There was a brief flurry of interest this weekend in an announcement that Barnes and Noble is to start selling self-published books in their bookstores. Thad McIlroy points out in that piece that bricks-and-mortar floor space is one area where Amazon just can’t...

Free Resources for Writers

Free Resources for Writers

What kind of free resources for writers can you find on this site? For starters, there's my e-book, Writing for First-Time Novelists. In it, I've tried to distill the knowledge I've gained over the past 30 years of maintaining a regular writing routine into an...

10 Weight Loss and Fitness Tips

10 Weight Loss and Fitness Tips

Recently I joined a group of friends on Facebook whose common goal is to help each other stay fit and eat better. This blog post contains some of the tips I've learned over the past few years, which I finally had an excuse to write down and share. This is really...

When Porcupines Attack

When Porcupines Attack

It was a cold, rainy Nova Scotia afternoon in December, the last day of the 2014 deer season. So far, my luck had been pretty bad. I’d been out only once before, for a four-hour hunt that had resulted in one tick bite, one case of Lyme disease, one nasty staph...

Indies Unlimited

Kat at Indies Unlimited has become a great supporter of My Writing Network, the new project I've started to help budding and established authors promote themselves online by giving them their own websites. She saw the value of this mission and wanted to help publicize...

“Confessions of a Self-Published Woman”

"Confessions of a Self-Published Woman," by Karen Berry, is a great read. Check it out on her My Writing Network site. Oh, and don't forget to check out her novel, too, Love and Mayhem at the Francie June Memorial Trailer Park!