Tag Archives: novel

Setting up the Main Character: Part 2

So you have all this information either in outline, or paragraph, or full out character profile with pages of information. Now What?

My year in preview.

I honestly did want to write a “Year in review” type of post, but with all the excuses I could give I didn’t. I did get shit done (for lack of a better term), and I’m proud of what I was able to accomplish. There were several short stories/flash fiction things I posted on the […]

NaNoWriMo and Beyond.

So NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) has ended, and yes I participated. I did, unfortunately, not reach the goal. A vacation involving Mickey Mouse and a cruise, kind of got in the way, but despite that hurdle I was able to reach 43K by the end of the month. Regardless of whether or not I […]

Preparing for November

So NaNoWriMo approaches, and I have put my name into the hat in hopes of forcing myself to get into a rhythm. I’ve slacked off lately in regards to writing and I hate it. I need goal, a deadline, something. It’s probably a residual affect from those years as a journalist. I signed up for […]

The Price of Favors – Chapter 3

It’s time for another chapter from “The Price of Favors.” If you missed the others you can check out Chapter 1 or Chapter 2 to catch up.  Chapter 3 He pulled his car into the usual parking space at the rear of the building taking notice of a black Lincoln Town Car as he placed […]

The Price of Favors – Chapter 2

I’m continuing to post chapters, up to five at least, onto the blog. Hope you enjoy. Chapter 2 The Saint, one of many local bars, resides on Louisville Avenue a mile or so from Mickey’s Saloon, six blocks from the Ouachita River. The Irish Pub has been around for close to 20 years and developed […]

What I have to offer

Writing a novel is hard. Don’t let anyone tell you different. It’s especially hard when you have a daytime job, a wife, kids, dogs, a house to work on, grass to mow, lawnmowers to fix, and so on makes finding time to write a constant battle. But, writing is also fun. It’s rewarding, and once […]