Scrivener, You’re Losing Me!

Right now, one of the projects I’m juggling is the layout and design of The Murder in Skoghall. Last week, a reader of my Word Essential Writers newsletter (sign up to the right) asked me what I do about layout, and I helpfully reported that I do my interior design in...

Editing for Indies Interview Out Today!

The Editing for Indies Interview is out today!   Simon Whistler of the Rocking Self-Publishing Podcast recently interviewed me about editing for indies. I’ve been working with Simon on his forthcoming Audiobooks for Indies. Working with him is as much of a...

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When Stories Die

A writer just said to me that she gets halfway through a story and it dies. She loses interest and doesn’t finish it. I’ve heard lots of people mention that it’s easy to start and hard to finish, so just what is happening when stories die? And how can you get beyond...

Publication

An acceptance is always a happy occasion, and I am happy to report that my story, “Wild Animal” will appear in a forthcoming issue of Storm Cellar Quarterly! They describe themselves this way: Based in Champaign, IL. The people behind Storm Cellar are...

READING

Come one, come all! I will be reading from my thesis novel, Saving Annabelle, this Friday. I’ll be sharing the spotlight with three other graduating MFA students. April 27th 7:00 pm Hamline campus, GLC...

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