• A Place of Greater Safety

    A Place of Greater Safety: The Pre-Revolutionary Background: Louis XV is named the Well-Beloved. Ten years pass. The same people believe the Well-Beloved takes baths of human blood… Avoiding Paris, ever shut up at Versailles, he finds even there too many people, too much daylight. He wants a shadowy retreat…. In a year of scarcity […]

  • #NaNoWriMo Burnout

    Are you currently engaged in National Novel Writing Month? Have you been furiously writing away and watching your word count build as the days go on? With the middle of the month approaching, maybe you’re already suffering from #NaNoWriMo Burnout? Maybe you’ve even fallen behind or dropped out. Due to that one or two days […]

  • Should you dust off that old novel?

    I’m currently analyzing a novel that received very fast agent attention some years ago. Later it piqued the interest of literary scouts. There was international interest. But in spite of the initial promise, the novel failed to get an English-language deal. And because of this, the international publishers didn’t take it either. The main issue […]

  • You need author photos but you’re camera shy!

    The only time I ever felt comfortable in front of a camera was when I was too young to care. Once I hit adolescence, that awkwardness you see in pre-teens and teenagers was there. I was never happy. And this is true of many people. So what happens when you have a business or you’re […]