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Giving Your Book Away? Are you Nuts?

My latest book “Life After” is free on Amazon today through Friday (10/15-10/17). Go get a copy, I would love to get your feedback.  I think it’s my best book ever. My family saw how hard I worked on it so can you imagine their surprise when I mentioned over dinner that I was going to […]

Heaven is Not a Destination, It’s a Journey

My new book LIFE AFTER came out today and I’m having a soft launch. It’s like they do in restaurants when they open a week or so before their grand opening so that they can work out the kinks. This is a big departure from the time travel books, it’s a lot less historical and […]

Have You Googled You? AKA, Why I Changed My Website Address

It all started when my son’s 5th grade class first Googled themselves and then their parents (I need to find out what class this was). There had to be so much potential for embarrassment there with old Facebook and MySpace postings.  When my son Franke put me in Google almost nothing came up on dear […]

Joke of the Day

  A writer died and was given the option of going to heaven or hell. She decided to check out each place first. As the writer descended into the fiery pits, she saw row upon row of writers chained to their desks in a steaming sweatshop. As they worked, they were repeatedly whipped with thorny […]

People ask me, ‘What do you do?’ And I tell them I’m a writer, but always with the silent reservation, ‘I am, of course, not really a writer. Hemingway was a writer.’

David Mamet

Writing Quotes

I am living this quote– The rewrites are a struggle right now. Sometimes I wish writing a book could just be easy for me at last. But when I think about it practically, I am glad it’s a struggle. I am (as usual) attempting to write a book that’s too hard for me. I’m telling […]

How to Write 10,000 Words a Day

When I was getting the feeling I was writing the wrong book, my writing output dropped from about 2,000 words a day to fifty.  This was writer’s block and it was exasperating.  I wanted to write more, but couldn’t.  I would sit in front of the computer and doze off. Then it got so painful, […]

Writer’s Block – It’s Not Real

I knew there was no such thing as writer’s block, I knew that it all had to come down to inspiration, I needed to get excited about my story. After finishing book two I thought book three in my trilogy was only going to take me a few months to finish, after all, I already […]

Time Change Book Three: The Way Back – My Trilogy

I never meant to write a trilogy while I was writing the first book–it just happened. I meticulously outline and plan, personal wiki and mind map and this pants me. Book one and book two were actually just one long book split in half. Book three came from three places: from book club discussions, email […]

Free Writing Stuff

I’ve got to start with these writing memes .  .  . (right-click your mouse and “save picture as” on anything you want to save).   As much as I like Captain Picard he is merely pointing out the obvious.   Whereas these Avengers are pointing at me and their statement is much more visceral . […]