Like many writers, I spent November with my head down and fingers flying. I’m happy to report that I completed my seventh NaNoWriMo challenge this year. And it was just what I needed. As you know from previous posts, I’ve been struggling with my latest WIP. Not the story, but prying the darn thing out… Continue reading It’s that time of year!
This weekend a few of us Diamonds took a little detour to the wild side. This is Arkansas. We live here. Many of us in rural settings. Arkansans are very stalwart when it comes their right to bear arms. Most of us enjoy hunting and just as many prefer the protection of a firearm to… Continue reading Keeping Up With Firearms
By Voirey Linger I’m running away. I’ve made my plans, I’ve got an escape route planned and I’m heading out… along with about ten other DSRA members. In a little over a week, we’ll be headed to Hot Springs on our annual writing retreat. I’ve set a goal of 10,000 words over the weekend, working… Continue reading Retreat! Retreat!
Do you have a business plan? If not, you need one. Voirey Linger did two excellent posts here in the DSRA blog about setting up your business plan. If you haven’t read them check out The Business Plan and The Business Plan, Part 2. I’ve been working, and re-working my business plan for my writing… Continue reading Stick with the plan!
By Voirey Linger A website is an important platform for today’s author, but it can be hard to know just what to include. Not every author needs the same things, and it’s easy to stuff your site so full of clutter that visitors can’t find the important things. Not only that, but sometimes it’ hard… Continue reading What Should Your Website Have?
By Voirey Linger I’m in the middle of my seasonal blahs. It happens to some degree most years, but this year has been worse than the norm. Maybe it’s because the weather has been so bad lately, or maybe it’s just because I’m turning into a woman “of a certain age.” (Which we can pretend… Continue reading Seasonal Slump
By Voirey Linger Advice on how to be a proper writer drifts around the publishing world like so much flotsam. Wherever you turn, there is another tidbit of advice telling you what you’re doing wrong and how to do it right. While not all advice is valid, a lot of it carries a kernel of… Continue reading Why I Don’t Write on Weekends