Writers write for all sorts of reasons, but the general public always seems to want to create a simple dichotomy between writers who write for money and writers who write for the love of writing. Of course, then they generally sneer at the former and laugh at the latter.
As with most things, all is not as simple as it might appear to those who glibly gloss over subjects, rather than giving them any serious thought. Even with minimal thought (I like to think I'm efficient, n
As most of you probably know by now, I launched a Kickstarter today for my novella, Frame Shop. It’s a mystery/thriller set in a writers’ group and punctuated by violence, humor, and occasional writing advice. I’m hoping it appeals not only to my regular readers (“Hi, Mom!”), but to mystery readers in general, along with authors, NaNoWriMo participants, writers’ group members, and aspiring writers. If you haven’t checked it out yet, take a look at http://kck.st/YMyWaS and fee
Credible Dialogue Makes Reading a Bit Too Successful:
A fellow in my writers group is doing a documentary on such groups and has interviewed me and many other members. He recently decided he would like audio clips of his interviewees reading from something they wrote to use as voiceovers for some of the overview shots of the group or their books or whatever, so he asked me and another author to hang after group today and read 3-4 minutes from one of our works. I read the sc