Review: Time To Write by Kelly L. Stone

Kelly L. Stone. Time to Write. Adams Media, 2008 Review by Betty Winslow Having a hard time carving out time to write? Yeah, me too. Life is often so full of responsibilities, distractions, crises, and interruptions that getting anything extra done seems impossible. Novelist and freelance writer Kelly L. Stone completely understands; she established her own freelance writing career while holding down a … Read more

Interview: Marko Kloos

Marko Kloos is the author of the Frontlines series of military Science Fiction and a member of George R.R. Martin’s Wild Cards consortium. Born and raised in Germany, Marko now lives in New Hampshire with his wife and two children. Their compound, Castle Frostbite, is patrolled by a roving pack of dachshunds. Marko Kloos has a website. … Read more

From The Dishwasher Froths Success

By C.S. Paquin Success as a freelance writer has come from the dishwasher— no, not via a lucrative commercial-copy gig bubbling with the attributes of a kitchen appliance, but from the old dishwasher installed in our new apartment. The state of my kitchen defines my professional success and pre-dishwasher, chaos reigned! Last night’s dishes piled … Read more

How To Avoid Being Trapped

By Nancy Julien Kopp Can a writer be compared to a jungle animal? Is a writer anything like the tawny leopard who pauses in a shaft of golden sunlight and lifts his regal head, nostrils flaring? He crouches low to the ground and proceeds toward his next sure meal. The leopard ignores all other aspects … Read more

Career Smart Writing

By Ursula Vogt The most important work any writer can do will never see an editor’s desk. It doesn’t make any difference what you write, where you publish, or even if you’re watching the mail for your first acceptance letter; the few pages you write for yourself can build a new career, or take an … Read more

Thoughts on a Bicycle Going Nowhere

By Susanne Shaphren My boring black bicycle traveled over 1500 miles last year without ever leaving the house Day after day, I pedal furiously only to wind up in exactly the same spot. The daily routine of well-disciplined writers is alarmingly similar to that bicycle going nowhere. Day after day, we write, revise and cross … Read more

The Silence of Night

By Anika Logan I have a very odd schedule; I admit it. In fact, my schedule is practically the opposite from most of the people I know. The majority of people I know work regular daytime hours (nine to five, eight to four—you get the general idea). I, on the other hand, do not. My … Read more

Becoming Adept at Juggling

By LJ Dovichi I’d always dreamed of becoming a professional writer but I was too busy working to take the time. Sure, I had free time, but I spent it doing things with my husband, not because I had to but because I wanted to. Then I gave birth to our son and the luxury … Read more

I.M. Free

By LaShawn M. Wanak I don’t do much online chatting anymore, which is a shame because I like shooting a quick message to my husband or saying hi to a friend. But ever since I started writing seriously, I just can’t do it anymore. Yes, I understand that IMing during my writing time should be … Read more