The Biggest Mistake Readers Make (and How Writers can Handle It)

I’ll just cut right to the chase here. The biggest mistake readers make is assuming the writer doesn’t know what they’re talking about. Sometimes we do, sometimes we don’t. Sometimes we have to take creative license in order to make for a better story or get it to fit into our universe. As I was

Your Audience: Who are they?

A friend of mine who writes stream-of-consciousness type stories asked me to write a little bit about my philosophy on writing for an audience. I could probably devote an entire book to this subject, but to spare your mind and soul, I’ll keep it brief–and in a list so you won’t suffer. I know who

The Abject Fear of Writing? 8 Quotes That Will Change How You See Writer’s Block

via The Abject Fear of Writing? 8 Quotes That Will Change How You See Writer’s Block. I’m not usually one for those “motivational” posts, but I have to say, this set of graphics from Authors Publish is fantastic. This is for people who say they “don’t have a muse.” I call bullshit. Just admit that

Writing for Food – Writing for Fun

I once told a good friend of mine that I write to put food on the table. That was true, but it’s not exactly the whole story. There’s a difference between being a Freelance Writer, and being an Author. I wear both hats. Allow me to explain the functions of each one. The Freelance Writer


Last week, I was unable to put up a blog post because I was unwell in the morning, and had to rest before going to see the wonderfully amazing and amazingly wonderful Eddie Izzard for his Force Majeure Tour. Without further ado, here is the post I wanted to write. Yes, that title’s a take