Many writers choose to write under a pseudonym or pen name. There are many reasons to choose to not use your real name when publishing your writing publicly. Some writers have privacy concerns. Others work in an industry or live in a community where the subject of their writing may not be deemed acceptable. Others … Continue reading Using a Pseudonym
Why I Write Science Fiction
I've had some people ask me why I decided to write a science fiction novel, rather than some other genre. I also realized I never really talked about why I love science fiction as a genre. My love affair with science fiction goes back a long way. I taught myself how to read around the … Continue reading Why I Write Science Fiction
Back to the Drawing Board (Again)
I have decided to go back to the drawing board with my novel. It was not an easy decision to come to, but after being told numerous times that the novel was "too short to be marketable," I've decided I had to. That being said, I don't plan on adding more to the novel that's … Continue reading Back to the Drawing Board (Again)
Where Did My Gay Romantic Subplot Come From?
I recently revealed that my novel, Artifact of the Dawn, does include a gay romantic subplot. I thought I'd explain how that came to be. When I originally conceived of the idea for Artifact of the Dawn, it sprang from a question that came to me - what if elves were actually aliens from another … Continue reading Where Did My Gay Romantic Subplot Come From?
Working with a Professional Editor
This article is an update to a previous one I wrote last year, where I debated hiring an editor. As my more recent posts alluded, I did finally decide to work with one. Every write I spoke to advised that I should. Some even stated that it was impossible for a writer to self-edit. I … Continue reading Working with a Professional Editor