A Guest Post and a New Book by Allie Potts! | The Phil Factor

The often funny and yet always talented Phil Taylor was kind enough to let me stop by his blog, The Phil Factor, to talk about some of the dangers I didn't anticipate when I first started out writing. Perhaps if I'd known, I might have done things differently. Perhaps not. I've turned off comments on … Continue reading A Guest Post and a New Book by Allie Potts! | The Phil Factor

Imagine working the cutting room floor: a simple trick for editing your early draft | Dan Alatorre – AUTHOR

This is it. The big launch week for The Watch & Wand and a few wonderful members of the blogging community have been nice enough to help spread the word. I've turned off comments on this post but would encourage you to click on the link at the bottom and maybe poke around on some of … Continue reading Imagine working the cutting room floor: a simple trick for editing your early draft | Dan Alatorre – AUTHOR

What do Golfers and Writers have in common?

“Although golf was originally restricted to wealthy, overweight Protestants, today it’s open to anybody who owns hideous clothing.” – Dave Barry We decided it was time to introduce LT to the salesperson's staple, golf. Or at least we decided it was time to take him to the driving range. It is an outdoor activity, but … Continue reading What do Golfers and Writers have in common?

How to write with kids under 10 without losing your mind

Okay, so my headline is somewhat misleading. If you are attempting to write more than the occasional thank you note or note to the teacher about how very disappointed you were to learn of your normally charming daughter, Jenny's decision to cut friend Mary's hair in class, or why the teacher shouldn't be alarmed when your … Continue reading How to write with kids under 10 without losing your mind

How not to gain a literary agent

Ah, the quest for the elusive literary agent... For my readers who are not writers, let me explain. You see a literary agent can seem much like a unicorn within the writing world. If you are fortunate enough to stumble upon one, the common belief is that they have the power to carry an inexperienced virgin … Continue reading How not to gain a literary agent