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May 25, 2017

I love writing groups (mine is exceptional). They are essential to the success of any newbie writer -- especially one who wants to progress to author. But why?

March 19, 2017

I hate my writing.​​

Don't get me wrong.

I love the creative process -- discovering new characters, putting them through seven kinds of hell, hauling them back from the brink at the most dramatic moment.

And I'm also hooked on that rush of finally nailing the various stor...

February 27, 2017

As a reader, I love hearing about the inspiration behind stories.

Years ago, while travelling, I picked up Stephen King's Nightmares and Dreamscapes, and was enthralled with the appendix, where he detailed his sources of inspiration for each story in the collection.

And...

November 21, 2016

It's all right not to be making money for your writing.

My name is Matthew, and I'm a writer.

And I don't do it for the money.

I am a long-time reader of blogs and listener of podcasts, all by independent authors, pushing the ideal of making a buck from one's writing.

I kn...

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