home? Not an option for everyone
to be two schools regarding writing from home or in a coffee shop: Works for some and not for all.
I’m in the
middle. I find office settings very conducive to getting work and writing
accomplished. I also am fine working from home. Of course, the other side of
the “home office” is that you are never away from … Read the rest
Here is the good news: My research methodology has offered me some great results. So, at the risk of gloating, I’m going to share my process to support my great luck.
1. My book, Taking Aim at the President, has been optioned for a movie on the big screen by two award-winning screenwriters, Andrew Logan and Taylor Allen. Their first major motion picture, Chappaquiddick, won praise from the … Read the rest
We’ve all learned how certain practices support others. Such a taking a walk can help us work out a problem or vacuuming the carpet encourages the resolution for a dilemma.
For me, it is the hard labor of picking fruit and canning that helps to sort out my mental challenges. However, it is more physically demanding than I’d like, but, I planted the fruit trees, so I have no excuse … Read the rest
A writer is a writer is a writer, no matter what genre we practice. We all suffer the ups and downs with creativity, inspiration, and despair.
I say this with all confidence, although some may argue that literary fiction writers are different than those who are journalists, nonfiction authors, and freelancers.
Rubbish. We all have our great moments of inspiration or times when we can’t find the right word to … Read the rest
As I embarked on the journey of a career as a full time freelance writer, I was not sure I should choose a niche as there are compelling reasons for both options. So, I thought I would share my background and information for each path. Like many other freelancers, we share this dilemma and sometimes we never really settle on an answer. Every assignment is different and can leak over … Read the rest
I was preparing to interview Tom Hayden for my book. He graciously agreed to meet me at his office in Los Angeles.
My interview had nothing to do with Hayden’s years at the University of Michigan when he was a student editor at the University of Michigan school paper, a founding member of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) in 1961, and one of the authors of the Port Huron … Read the rest
If you were to contact your eighth grade teacher, would he or she be impressed with your success? Or, would your teacher smirk with an “I knew it” kind of look.
Even if we never paid attention in our early learning years, it isn’t too late to learn how to write effectively and engagingly using active language and good grammar.
Good writing skills are important for professional advancement.
Being … Read the rest