Challenge,  On Writing,  publishing

After 6 a.m.


And the lights are flickering from the wind.

So I am cheating tonight… just leaving up the bundle information and posting this before the power goes out.

This is a bundle you don’t want to miss. And in the process of reading all the wonderful novels in the bundle, I hope you enjoy both the wonderful stories in Fiction River: Pulse Pounders and my very strange but fun golf thriller, An Easy Shot.



November Online Workshops

Click the workshop tab above for description and sign-up or go to

Questions about any of the workshops, feel free to write me. Almost no one is signed up yet. I will be writing all the Kickstarter people who got the workshops that way later this week. At that point, some of these might fill up.

Class #41… Nov 1st … Author Voice
Class #42… Nov 1st … Point of View
Class #43… Nov 1st … Adding Suspense to Your Writing
Class #44… Nov 1st … Ideas
Class #45… Nov 1st … Character Development
Class #46… Nov 2nd … Depth in Writing
Class #47… Nov 2nd … Advanced Character and Dialog
Class #48… Nov 2nd … Cliffhangers
Class #49… Nov 2nd … Pacing Your Novel
Class #50… Nov 2nd …Expectations (Writing on the Rails)

Classic Workshops and Lectures are also available at any time.

If you are wondering what order would be best to take some of these workshops, we have done a curriculum for the workshops. You can see that at


Totals For Year 4, Month 3, Day 13

Writing in Public blog streak… Day 1,120

Total Miles This Month… 64 miles

— Daily Fiction: 00 original words. Fiction month-to-date: 00 words  

— Nonfiction: 00 new words. Nonfiction month-to-date total: 00 words 

— Blog Posts: 100 new words. Blog month-to-date word count: 4,200 words

— E-mail: 10 e-mails.  Approx. 700 original words.  E-mails month-to date: 229 e-mails. Approx. 15,100 words

— Covers Designed and Finished: 0. Covers finished month-to-date: 1 Covers


— Year of Short Fiction Goal: 120 stories (July 1st to June 30th). Stories finished to date: 8 stories.

— Yearly Novel Goal: 12 Novels. Novels finished to date: 2 novels.


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  • JM6

    Question: What time of day does the marathon start? Will you be shifting your schedule to be awake and ready to run? Or does it start late enough in the day that it’s just a little bit early for you?

  • Gnondpom

    I wanted to answer today’s blog post but it doesn’t seem to work: since it is titled “Workshop”, when I’m clicking on the title I’m redirected to the workshop page, and not this blog post. So here is my 2 cents on the small amount of people subscribed for November workshops.

    I’m thinking that maybe many people who wanted to take a workshop in November took part in the Kickstarter for the discount, and therefore they are now waiting for the survey to sign up?