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SiWC Workshops – Sharing What I Learned pt 2

The second part will deal with the exciting world of lion taming, and the business of writing. Minus the lion taming. It’s something I wanted to know more about, so I took not one, but three workshops. First up… Elena Aitken, USA Today best-selling writer and author of over 30!!!! books Self Publishing – Elena Aitken. …

Hi, I’m back.

It’s been a long hiatus. My last post on the 5writers blog was in August 2016. Gasp, can that be true? I’ve been away so long, the whole WordPress interface has changed and now feels like an alien planet. Even my very brief writing renaissance after attending last year’s Surrey International Writers Conference didn’t lure me back to blogging. …

SiWC Workshops – Sharing What I Learned pt 1

I’ll have to break this into 2 parts. One on writing, one on the business of writing (branding and self-publishing.) So let’s look at the writing. Don Maass, the master teacher of all things writerish, taught a workshop on Pacing Beyond Plot. He’s got an amazing book out on The Emotional Craft of Fiction and, of course, Writing the …

Surrey International Writers’ Conference 2017

(First of all, my apologies if you read this already on About a Stepdad. There’s a good reason for the dual post or at least a good excuse. See below.) Being an unpublished writer can be frustrating. It’s one of the few jobs where you won’t get a pat on the back. There are no annual reviews. …

The Joys of Copy Editing

June 5th, Yager’s War was finally sent to an agent who’d requested it. Like most things worth doing, this was not achieved without great suffering. Or at least great silliness. Especially when it comes to the copy-editing, The writing of the novel was fun. The rewrite a lot of work.  A LOT. Then I did up the first final …

Top 10 Discoveries About My Book

Are you surprised how your book turned out? Now, spoiler alert, this is a longer post than normal. Get into your comfy underwear, pour yourself a glass of whiskey, put your feet up on the dog and continue. Yager’s War has come so far since it’s inception back in 2016, but my first historical novel has …

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