THWT Question for 13 MAR 2018

    Here is today’s Two Hundred Word Tuesday question:   What are the most important elements of good writing?   Keep Loving!    

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Melodee’s Rules for Authors — Number Thirty-Four

    Number Thirty-Four Don’t Give Away the Store   Let me start off saying that I do enjoy a little gambling now and then. I’ll buy lottery tickets from time to time. I’ll drop a few dollars in the one-armed bandits as well. I like to play penny-ante poker (real poker, not the assorted …

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THWT Question for 06 MAR 2018

    The first Two Hundred Word Tuesday question for March 2018 is:   Have any of your books/stories been made into a video production (movie, TV, etc.)? How was the process?   Keep Loving!    

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Melodee’s Rules for Authors — Number Thirty-Three

    Number Thirty-Three To Thine Own Self Be True   And for God’s sake let others do it, too! I can’t tell you how often I see comments in mailing lists, blogs, seminars, and any number of other venues where someone who fancies themselves to be a successful author is telling everyone how they …

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THWT Question for 27 FEB 2018

    The last Two Hundred Word Tuesday question for February 2018 is:   How many books have you written? Which one is your favorite?   Keep Loving!    

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Melodee’s Rules for Authors — Number Thirty-Two

  Number Thirty-Two Pick a P-Word That Works for You Some people in the industry are into buzz words. Really into buzz words. They can sound like a cliché festival run amok sometimes. As for me, I hate buzz words, corporate-speak, and pretty much anything politically correct. I’m the CEO and board chair of a …

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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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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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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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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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