Scary Goodness

So Peeps, for those not in the know, I like to pretend I’m a professional writer (although in reality, I’m just a boxer wearing gnome with no impulse control and an overwhelming need for attention.) At the end of my writerly day, I  reward my professional self with select reads from my fellow pretenders, but…

Another Immutable Writerly Rule

  Treat the below items like the puss filled sebaceous cysts they are and excise them from your manuscript: Obvious/assumed actions and redundant informational  phrases:   Tricky Dick Mugillacutty picked up a slice of pizza in his hand, brought it to his mouth and took a bite. Unless gluttonous acts of pizza perversity are in…

My Cover Art…

Folks have been asking about the first “The Science of Loving” cover and why I changed it then returned to it. So it’s like this: I loved most of the original illustration. I spent forever getting the tattoo designed just right. But days started turning into weeks of digital painting. Writing and editing chores weren’t…

How likely is it for a new author to make money with the Kindle Singles program?

Answer by Candace Vianna: A lot of your success is going to be tied to the category you’re writing in. Kindle Singles are limited to short story and novella length works. They are not accepting: how-to manuals, public domain works, reference books, travel guides, children’s books or story collections in this category. Submission guidelines can…