Grasslands Book Club Hosts Author

Thank you, to the Grasslands Book Club for hosting me to discuss North of the Killing Hand and the writing process. Thank you, Stephanie Patterson, for hosting the meeting at her lovely home. These photos were taken by Grasslands Club President Laurie Melton. I shared...

Tracking Your Work

Let’s say you develop and market one story a week. Before long, you are juggling dozens of articles at various stages of development and sale. If you are not selling reprints of your published articles, then read my blog on Reprints & Rewrites. WHAT TO TRACK You...

Writing Fillers & Sidebars

Writing fillers and sidebars can offer quick and plentiful spin-off sales from your research. At 500 words or less, they are concise. When submitting these to magazines or other publications offer bunches of them at a time for the editor to choose from because only...

Writing an Article or Blog

Writing an article or blog for publication involves selecting a topic, narrowing the topic, gathering research, perhaps interviewing content experts, and then finally writing a draft. Think of each article, essay, or blog as exploring an idea. An idea is a topic or...

What You Need to Know to Write for Publications

Whether you are young or newly retired and seek to support yourself as a writer, you need to establish a plan based on understanding the marketplace for selling your work. Expect a slow start and slow returns. If you want to pursue a career in writing, consider...