This page on practical writing advice is generated from my more than 25 years experience as a full-time writer. Just for the record, I started as a traditionally published author back in the 1980s, and now in the 20-teens, I earn my living as an online writer.
Some of these thoughts may align themselves with the advice given on other blogs, but having said that, I read very few other writing blogs so…
Just for the record, I do use a fountain pen for any handwriting I do.
A Work In Progress
The first thing I want to emphasize is there is no steady – state in writing today. Just when you think you understand and can work within the existing systems of online publishing, the rules will change. And that’s really the first important message.
There is no one way, there is no right way, there is only today’s way.
The second thing I want to emphasize is that what you are reading comes from my own experience, advice, and recommendations. and that warning means you should take what I write with the traditional grain of salt and understand that these things too will change.
In fact, by the time you read these notes, they may already be out of date. I will do my best to continue to update things, but there are no guarantees on the Net.
The posts linked here are themselves works in progress. As readers ask questions or as I feel like adding something, the individual posts will expand. I see little point in producing a bunch of smaller articles for the purposes of link building and SEO etc.
Talking To Readers
Here’s my take on cleaning an author newsletter and why I now delete subscribers if they don’t open or interact with my website or ebooks every month.
Why how-to books are an endangered species – let’s talk apps and Facebook. Oh, and by the way, this applies even more to how-to websites.
Dragon Naturally Speaking – a software review of a program I’m sorting out in my own head and working to learn.