Feb 20

THWT Question for 20 FEB 2018

    Let’s get right to the Two Hundred Word Tuesday question for this week:   Is there a message in any of your stories that you want readers to grasp?   Keep Loving!    

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Feb 16

Melodee’s Rules for Authors — Number Thirty-One

  Number Thirty-One Size Matters And it matters in more than one way, too. People tend to make up their own definitions, but let me give you the industry-standard ones right up front… Flash – Less than 1,000 words Short Story – 1,001 to 7,499 words Novelette – 7,500 to 17,499 words Novella – 17,500 …

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Feb 13

THWT Question for 13 FEB 2018

  And this week’s Two Hundred Word Tuesday question is:   What was your first boss like? What did you learn from him or her?   Keep Loving!    

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Feb 09

Melodee’s Rules for Authors — Number Thirty

  Number Thirty Thou Shalt Not Snark (This Rule was triggered by a production meeting I attended in Los Angeles where the other two writers on a project were nipping at each other like a pair of chihuahuas.) Isaac Asimov said in The Foundation Trilogy: “Violence…is the last resort of the incompetent.” I believe this …

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Feb 06

THWT Question for 06 FEB 2018

  Here’s this week’s Two Hundred Word Tuesday question:   Is there any subject you particularly disliked in school?   Keep Loving!    

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Feb 02

Melodee’s Rules for Authors — Number Twenty-Nine

    Number Twenty-Nine Have Book, Will Travel   Yep, just like Paladin on TV. Well, sort of… For most writers, there will come a time in their career when they will need to travel. Sometimes it’s to a convention. Others it may be to do a business meeting. And there may come a time …

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Jan 30

THWT Question for 30 JAN 2018

The last Two Hundred Word Tuesday question for January 2018 is:   What do you recall about your first date?   Keep Loving!    

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Jan 26

Melodee’s Rules for Authors — Number Twenty-Eight

    Number Twenty-Eight Get Thee A Pen Name…Or Several   If you don’t have at least one pen name, you really need to get a few. Pen names do a bunch of things for you…they protect your identity from the crazies out there (and there are plenty of them…I have the scars from a …

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Jan 23

THWT Question for 23 JAN 2018

    The Two Hundred Word Tuesday question for today is:   When and why did you begin writing professionally?   Keep Loving!    

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Jan 19

Melodee’s Rules for Authors — Number Twenty-Seven

    Number Twenty-Seven Have A Clear Understanding Of Success   How do you define your success as a writer? Is it measured by how many books you release? Maybe by how many books you sell? What about by how many awards you win? Something else, perhaps? For most authors, but by no means all, …

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