Inspiration: The flickering bulb in writing

It’s one thing to have a plan. It’s another to execute it. And it’s a completely different story when keeping to the tight schedule of a plan; this could be the next book you’re writing, or the blog you’re managing. As a writer inspiration is everything. It’s well known to flicker like an aged light bulb, but when it lingers on it’s best advised to … Continue reading Inspiration: The flickering bulb in writing

Why Publishers aren’t picking up your manuscript

You’ve sent your manuscript to the biggest publishers you could think of. You’re brimming with excitement as you wait the three-or-so weeks for their reply. It finally comes, you’re not smiling, you feel like a failed writer, like your book doesn’t have value, and you’re probably wondering why? What particularly did you do wrong? You did nothing wrong. Here’s why they’re probably not picking up … Continue reading Why Publishers aren’t picking up your manuscript

Book Lab: To New York’s Attorney Chapter one

Lawrence Harrington was dead and Manhattan knew this. Newspapers would have the headlines by morning; reporters and writers and photographers were at the scene barking questions at anyone behind the police tapes, each eager to cover the story as it unfolded. Pedestrians with busy fingers tweeted and posted. Rumors surged like wildfires. To New York’s Attorney ( Chapter One) I am more than excited to … Continue reading Book Lab: To New York’s Attorney Chapter one