Starting Out

Starting Out

I’m almost at the point where I’m about to start writing. This time around I’ve taken a much more measured, deliberate approach to laying out the book, characters, plot, sub-plots before, in the old adage, ‘putting pen to paper.’ I’m no expert on how to write—I’ve...
The Problem with Water

The Problem with Water

“The one this morning, it’s like he had gills. Not that he liked the water, but he…” “… accepted it,” the woman said, spearing the onion. The skin on the back of her hand was abraded. “Let me guess. More than his tenth time?” “Fifteenth.” The man drizzled...
Name That Book (Script)

Name That Book (Script)

Naming your novel (or script) sounds like it should be easy and fun. It isn’t. It’s the same as naming your company—and I’ve helped over 50 startups do just that. Why is so tough? Simple:  all the good ones are taken. Now, unlike the world of business, when a...