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Starting August 8, 2016, I’ll be teaching a month-long class at Savvy Authors called “Writing Believable Police Heroes,” based on interviews I did with a number of senior officers with the Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office in Spartanburg, SC. This 300-man department...read more
I am a Workaholic Slacker. Contradiction in terms? I think not. Those of you who are both workaholics and slackers will know exactly what I mean. I think one of the hallmarks of the Workaholic Slacker is the ability to appear lost in a frantic storm of activity but...read more
On occasion, you’ll catch a glimpse of the copy editor in its native habitat—in a little hovel somewhere, hunched over piles of manuscripts—and if you look closely, you’ll notice them smirking from time to time. You may ask yourself why. Are they making fun of you or...read more
There is a lot of advice swirling around out in author-success-land about “building platforms,” “growing email lists,” and “expanding reach.” I’ve been bombarded with stumbled upon services that offer to help me achieve these things so I can “focus on writing...read more
Over the course of my articles I’ve tried to provide a male’s viewpoint on writing romance, particularly from writing the male POV. As an editor for Sizzler Editions Intoxications line, I recruit some of the hottest and newest writers for my erotic romance...read more
Every writer wants to please people and create fans who want to read the next book or see the next episode of a TV series. Positive comments and steady sales are validation for writers. We have communicated our fantasies and involved the fan in the workings of our...read more