I’m a Member of TWUC

A very short blog today to say that my application for membership in the The Writer’s Union of Canada has been accepted based on my book, False Guilt. The Writers’ Union of Canada is a national organization of professional writers of books. It has about 2,000 members and was founded more than 40 years ago to work with […]

Writer Advances

I’m down to my last few posts about a first-time writer choosing between traditional publishing and self-publishing. Today I’m looking at advances. Advances are a concept specific to traditional publishing. To learn about them, I’ve looked at standard form contracts, spoken to several writer friends including Melodie Campbell and done research. What is an advance? […]

Why I Liked the Movie Whiplash

The movie Whiplash has stuck with me since I saw it a few weeks ago. I see lots of movies and most zip in and out of my brain. I’m going to blog about why I think Whiplash found a few memory cells. Bear with me. There’s a connection to writing. If you haven’t seen […]

Choosing a Story’s Specifics

Another breezy blog post this week as I push to the end of my first edit of book three. Almost every fiction writer knows the golden rule that a story must show, not tell. A lot of nonfiction tells, usually with generalizations. Fiction shows, by using specifics and often setting the story in real time. […]