November 29, 2018
The Journey is More Important Than the Destination
My hope for every person on this planet is that they die never having completed everything on their bucket list. That may sound strange and morbid now, but please bear with me. I hope by the end of this ...
November 26, 2018
Teaching the Value of a Good Book
The joy of writing often comes when an author finds a reader out there in the world with which to share and enjoy what was created. With the amount of quality material out there, this should be a piece ...
November 22, 2018
Inspiration is Inconvenient
I’ve been talking about writing, publishing, YA, comics, and all of these other aspects of being involved in the writing world. Now I’m going to interrupt all of this to talk about inspiration. It’s ...
November 19, 2018
Some of the Best Books Come With Pictures
A friend of mine once told me that his favourite form of reading is instruction manuals. Seriously. Anything he could get his hands on that went through the process of describing how something worked ...
November 15, 2018
The Importance of YA
Now that I’ve talked a lot about how I got to this point in my writing career, it seems important that I focus on why I choose to write young adult fiction. It seems, to me anyway, that despite the ...
November 12, 2018
For All Appearances...
If you’ve made it far enough in your writing career to have found a publisher or put in the time and effort to self-publish, then you may think the work is done. Yay! Your book is going to be out there ...
November 08, 2018
The Persistence Needed to Publish
In my first post I talked about finding the motivation to write. The second post was about having the patience needed to get through the writing process. If you managed all of that and are now thinking ...
November 05, 2018
The Writing Process (For Me, Anyway)
I mentioned in my first post that most people feel they have at least one or two good novels in them. This is something you hear all the time, even more so if you've put out a book and talk to people ...
November 01, 2018
A Question of Motivation
If you ask any group of people about future goals they hope to one day accomplish, one of the most frequent responses would probably be that they’d like to write a book. Some of them may have ideas, ...