How are you spending your dash?

I told in a previous post how it took a crisis before I realized that someday is now, and if I wanted to pursue my writing dream, I had to start. We all can make our lives – and the lives of those we love – better. “The Dash,” the classic poem by Linda Ellis, says this … Read more

The New Day Dawns is a fascinating read…

Reader Views, an excellent review Web site, just reviewed The New Day Dawns: People of the Frozen Earth Book One. Reviewer Mary Simmons wrote: “The New Day Dawns is a fascinating read that will not only enrich your life, but also the lives of others since 10 per cent of Internet sales of this book … Read more

The Value of Writers Groups

Today I had a conversation with a writer just beginning her book. I gave her the same advice I give all beginning writers: join a writers group, online or offline, to network with other writers and learn about the craft of writing and the business of publishing. Writers, unless they are employed full-time by a … Read more

Looking for a dream job?

One of my interests is network marketing. Not only have I been a part-time network marketer since 1996, but I’ve also written a book about network marketing for the Dream Jobs to Go series. Updated June 2007: Dream Jobs to Go has gone out of business, but the blog mentioned below is still active. Michael … Read more

A Favorite Project: Calling Young Writers

One of my favorite volunteer activities is chairing the committee for the EPIC New Voices writing competition. EPIC, Electronically Published Internet Connection, is sponsoring its second annual writing contest for middle school and high school students. EPIC established the New Voices Writing Competition to encourage reading and writing among middle school and high school students … Read more

An Anniversary: How I Became a Full-Time Writer

Ten years ago, at the end of July 1996, I sold the interior landscape company I had owned and operated for nearly 20 years. Four years earlier I had a stroke as a result of a chiropractic manipulation. I’d always dreamed of writing “someday,” but it took that major wake-up call to realize “someday” is today! … Read more

The Bible Told Them So

At first glance, the subject of this post might not seem to have anything to do with writing. However, I believe the Holy Bible is the greatest book ever written. We can all aspire to that level of writing, but our human attempts will always be pitiful compared to the Word of God. Columnist Mike Adams has … Read more

Focus and Organization

I recently mentioned the variety of editing and writing work I do … and I love it. However, sometimes the number and variety of projects I’m juggling require organization and focus. In the first two days of this week, I’ve edited a board report for a community leader, finished up a church newsletter, created a magazine … Read more

A Great Review!

David Bowles has received a number of excellent reviews for his book Spring House: Book 1 in the Westward Sagas that I edited. You can find excerpts from the reviews on the Web site. Here’s a snippet from the latest: “A compelling story of love, family, community, war, struggle and history, ‘Spring House’ is much … Read more