Nothing wrong with happily ever after.


New Writing Software

Cut, Copy, Paste

Cut, Copy, Paste (Photo credit: Iain Mullan)


Writing my new story turned out to be somewhat of a challenge.  I refuse to give up.  I have been using the trial copy of this software for months, but had to copy and paste information from it before closing it.  It’s best benefit is simply that it can help you create primary and secondary characters that are rich, fully created, and individualizes.  It also allows you to use something very similar to psychological profiling to figure out how each character might react to the other.


Character Writer 3.1 is the best software on the market in my opinion.  Each and every one that had a trial, I have tested.  This is the one I fell in love with.


Yesterday, I was finally able to purchase it, so “Forced to Mate” my latest story, will be written on Character Writer.  Just to give you an idea of the types of character profiles it can create, I’ll show you a partial character profile from my next book.  I hope you like it.  Feel free to let me know what you think.  Character Writer is available for both PC and MAC.



It’s Time For A New Start

I realized this weekend that I have spent too much time writing and failing on my current writing project.  So, I decided that it was time to shelve (or save on my hard drive) it for a while and do a new story.  At this point I don’t think I can plan, write, and complete  National Writer’s month with my new project.  However, for me it’s more about the act of writing.  Next month and the next will be writer’s month for me because I think I have learned enough about me, how I write, and how I need to plan to complete the novel.

So, this is my last Writer’s Month post, but not the end of my blog.  I have a new story idea, a new plan, and new characters to create.  It’s going to be a fun experience.


One Man Writes 50,000 Words In 10 Hours!

I can’t imagine doing this. Can you?

101 Books

If you’re on social media, you might be aware that November is National Novel Writing Month, otherwise known as “NaNoWriMo” in trendy, social media speak.

I think it’s awesome to set aside a month like this as a way to encourage writers, but I also think budding novelists should temper their expectations in thinking they can finish an entire 50,000 word novel, from writing, to proofing, to editing, in 30 days. As I tweeted the other day, “If you somehow manage to write an entire novel in 30 days, be sure to hire a good editor.”

The idea being that the quality of your work will be affected by trying to condense the type of work it requires to complete a novel into 30 days. Why not go for 90 days instead?

Anyway, the YouTube German comedian Flula attempted to conquer NaNoWriMo last year, and the results speak for themselves.

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Self-Publishers Aren’t Killing The Industry, They’re Saving It

I am attempting to learn everything I can about self publishing. I hope this article is informative to you as well.

David Gaughran

There’s a lot of talk at the moment that cheap books are destroying the industry.

In traditional publishing circles especially, fingers are being pointed at self-publishers (and their chief enablers, Amazon), who stand accused of encouraging a race to the bottom, of devaluing books, and training readers to pay ever-cheaper amounts – making the whole book business unsustainable.

Today, I have a guest post from Ed Robertson – author of Breakers and Melt Down – which takes issue with that view. His logic is compelling, based on a historical look at book prices. This is really worth the read:

Self-Publishers Aren’t Killing The Industry, They’re Saving It

I’m a self-publisher. An indie author. Whatever you want to call me. I’ve read many articles about how self-publishers are killing the book industry. I’ve heard it from big publishing houses. From the president of the Author’s Guild. From traditionally published novelists and agents…

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It’s a New Day


I haven’t been writing as much as I would like the past few days.  I only wrote two thousand thirty words yesterday.  Today I am focusing on my work.  I have a little research to do to provide accurate descriptions, then I’m writing the whole day if I can to catch up or surpass where I should be at this point.  Wish me luck.  This is my fourth try at this novel idea.  I just love the characters too much to let it go.