Writers With Goals and a Schedule . . . Or Not

Dec 2, 2014

For a guy who’s spent an aggregate forty-one years in military and paramilitary organizations, I’m really not very structured as a...

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PRACTCAL ADVISE FOR NOVICE WRITERS

Dec 2, 2014

Okay, here’s where I get to play coach. I’ve been given the opportunity to be didactic, pedantic, and if I’m clever, facetious....

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Guest post for Diane Coto, a literary blogger doing business as FICTIONZEAL

Dec 2, 2014

What Inspired You to Write a Police Procedural Series Set in the Smoky Mountains? Most cops would like you to believe that they worked...

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Are the Sam Jenkins books imitating life or the other way around?

Dec 2, 2014

Good cops are born actors. All you have to do is watch a pair of world-class interrogators go through their routine and you’d become...

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BOOK SIGNING TIPS AND HORRORS

Dec 2, 2014

When I began writing fiction I held many misconceptions; one being that after the final edits and the presses were humming away...

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FIVE THINGS I WISH I HAD KNOWN BEFORE I BEGAN WRITING

Dec 2, 2014

No one begins a new venture knowing all the ins and outs of the business. I’d been writing non-fiction magazine articles for ten...

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