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To Edit, or not to Edit

[tagline]Or, why are editing services so expensive.[/tagline] One of the topics of conversation doing the rounds on various blogs, usually asked by first time or emerging writers is, ‘why is editing a book so expensive?‘ Usually indicating they are, in all likelihood, going to (a) self-publish and (b) not have their work edited or, at […]

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Writing negative reviews

There are any number of reason why you might decide a book is a meh read. One could be bad story telling on the part of the author, where a situation doesn’t ring true, or the characters do things that, quite frankly,  strain all credibility, to say the least. This happens a lot for me, […]

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Early Morning Blues

It’s tough in the morning when you get up before the sun does and your partner stares at you for a second, and then says, “Do you know what, you have Tom Selleck’s eyebrows.” Sigh, sure, let’s go with that today …

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My Sister and other Phenomena

My sister breaks things. It’s a fact—a family fact. She doesn’t just break ordinary things like you or I might do; dishes, glassware, bones in our body, no. My sister breaks things like, the internet. What? Oh, okay, so maybe it wasn’t her, per se, who caused Google to have a nervous breakdown the other […]