A good friend of mine, Linda, during a Skype chat last week told me she’d read my newest book Albion Street Poems & Short Stories and noticed some grammatical errors. She noticed I had used the word grizzly instead of grisly. My initial reaction was chagrin. Then I thought: Don’t be so hard on yourself, … Continue reading April Fool on Me
The sequel to my book The Thunderegg Speaks is taking longer than anticipated. I’ve been reluctant to finish the draft of Chapter 1 because finishing the chapter requires me to finish off a character, a character I’m beginning to really like. What do I do about this? Agatha Christie had no trouble killing off characters. … Continue reading Murdering Off A Character You Like: A Writer’s Dilemma
(Originally published on Blogger.com Books By K McVere December 21, 2017). In the future, I hope to finish ten – possibly twenty books. Maybe I'll earn a living as a writer. And maybe not. But if I don’t make a profit as a writer does this mean I’ll stop writing? Photo by Nikolai Ulltang on … Continue reading My Five-Year Business Plan: Keep Writing or Stop in 2022?
The wisp of an idea for The Pentagram Woman began in college while working at the Writing Center at Boise State University. It happened one night while three of us waited for students to step inside the Center seeking advice for their writing projects. We’d been recommended by professors in our field and had taken … Continue reading The Pentagram Woman Origin Story
I have no trouble writing chapters and chapters of fiction developing my characters and living vicariously through them, then moving my characters closer to a conclusion. The beginning and middle of a book are easy. It’s the ending that sucks. If I write an ending I feel is right for the story, I’m going to … Continue reading Writing a Book is Easy; Writing the Ending – Now That Part of Writing Can …
The consensus seems to be that writers have no control over the content of their work. By “no control” I’m limiting my scope to a writer’s eBooks, blog posts, and hackers who get their dirty little hands on pdf files then offer free samples to the public. After comparing several articles written about content security, … Continue reading Copyrights and Privacy Failures: Can Only the Rich Afford Justice?
On this Independence Day July 1, 2019, I’m reminded of how important, especially now during these turbulent times, are writers. Without them, the world would be less colorful, less adventurous, less exciting. The independence of writers is necessary for a free and just society. Without our First Amendment Rights we would be a less vibrant … Continue reading Independence Day – Writers Writing Literally