Authors, Books, Writing

5-Star Review

My first book, Just One Wish, received a 5-star review from Readers Favorite. If you’re not familiar with them, swing by and check them out. They offer free reviews of books and other author services.

Stay tuned for my next blog on the approval process for getting a book published.

Stay focused and write on!

Books, Non-fiction, Writing

A Must Read

   Another week is in the books. I’m a little late on posting a new blog because I’ve been a little under the weather and haven’t felt too inclined to mess with social media or much of anything.

  The good news is I have a poem being published in a literary magazine. I’ll add all the details when it comes out.

  This week I have another must read. I just finished reading Terry Pratchett’s, A Slip of the Keyboard. Let me say, if you’re serious about writing, like Terry Pratchett’s work, or just want a good read, then this is the book to read.

   A Slip of the Keyboard is a collection of Sir Pratchett’s non-fiction work. It is full of wit, humor, writing insights, and somewhat autobiographical. I didn’t want to stop reading. If you read close enough, there are tons of little kernels of writing wisdom and advice to be found.

  The road to success has been paved by those that came before us. Why not learn from them, from their style, from the roads they had to travel to becoming successful.  

  My one big regret while reading this book was that I hadn’t read more of Sir Pratchett’s works before picking up this book. When I finished, I closed the book feeling a bit saddened that it was over and that the world has lost such a brilliant and talented writer.

  Stay Focused and Write On!

Books, Creative Writing, Dark Fantasy, Fiction, Horror, Writing

Back at It

   It’s been a bit since my last blog.  Life’s been busy with a promotion at work that’s brought a change in the shift I work. With all the changes, I’ve been neglecting my writing. But, everything’s starting to level out, so I can get back on track.

  I haven’t been completely idle. I have managed a little editing, a good deal of reading, and I participated in a poetry reading at a local bookstore for Independent Bookstore Day. 
  Since there’s not much I’ve written, I’ll recommend you check out one of the books I just finished reading.  If you’re into Fantasy and Horror, then you should check out The Years Best Dark Fantasy and Horror 2014.  This anthology is a great collection of the weird, bizarre, creepy, and sometimes grotesque.  It’s right up my alley.  
   If these types of stories don’t suit you, then find a collection of the types of stories you like and read that. You get a variety of authors telling stories in different styles. I find this helps get creativity flowing and generate new ideas.
  As always, feel free to share, like, and comment.  Stay Focused and Write On!