Do You #Nano?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EMKPzWK0SFs&lc=z22yvxzpwquzylbtaacdp43230ez1mdm4w4tptzdbmlw03c010c Welcome to November. It’s National Novel Writing Month, known as NaNoWriMo, NaNo for short well… shorter. If you aren’t familiar with NaNo, it’s a writing challenge that takes place over the entire month, the idea being that if you write 1,667 words each day, you’ll have 50,000 by the end of November. Whether that’s … Continue reading Do You #Nano?

Writing In English When It’s Not Your Native Language

On today's episode of the podcast I address a question from a listener about tackling the difficulties of writing in your non-native language. Listen in, or if you prefer, read below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-zxEc697zs I received an email from a listener who is struggling to move forward with her work in progress. Part of the reason for … Continue reading Writing In English When It’s Not Your Native Language

Book Talk & Giveaway: Putting the Science in Fiction

Science and technology have starring roles in a wide range of genres--science fiction, fantasy, thriller, mystery, and more. Unfortunately, many depictions of technical subjects in literature, film, and television are pure fiction. A basic understanding of biology, physics, engineering, and medicine will help you create more realistic stories that satisfy discerning readers. This book brings … Continue reading Book Talk & Giveaway: Putting the Science in Fiction

An Anniversary, The Pros & Cons of Drinking Your Own Pee, Plus How Serious Are You About That Research?

Last week marked the five year anniversary of my debut, Not A Drop to Drink being published. Since my post-apocalyptic debut I've written historical, mystery, contemporary, thriller, and fantasy. With seven books published, and an eighth coming in March, I've researched some odd things. One of the difficulties facing me when I started writing Not … Continue reading An Anniversary, The Pros & Cons of Drinking Your Own Pee, Plus How Serious Are You About That Research?

Anne O’Brien Carelli On Allowing Time to Pass Before Editing

Today's guest for the SAT (Successful Author Talk) is Anne O'Brien Carelli, who developed the Welcome to Our Schools program for the New York State Bureau of Refugee and Immigrant Assistance. Her book Skylark and Wallcreeper follows the story of Lily, who is helping her grandmother Collette evacuate to a makeshift shelter in Brooklyn during … Continue reading Anne O’Brien Carelli On Allowing Time to Pass Before Editing