Dream to Reality Part 1: Conception

Welcome! This is the first of a five-part series about how my debut novel, The Other Side, came to be. From Conception to Publication. Today’s post is the origin, the beginning, the Conception. Writing and publishing a debut novel was the very first step of my novelist career. I wanted to make a singleton story…

My Debut Novel is NOT TRASH: From Quitting to Winning

This post is another long one, but its a fundamental story in my journey as a writer. A stepping stone to getting published and one day being successful. So I hope you’ll stick around and hear me out. To begin with, my debut novel took eight years in the making, eight years from conception to…

Genesis: The Roots of a Writer

A. E. here. This one is kind of long but I hope you enjoy and come along with me as I go over my roots and rediscover myself (and yourself.) When did you first declare “I am a ..(insert here)” I am a writer, a poet, a musician, a carpenter, a child of God, whatever…

Get Writing Done: Set Deadlines

Writer’s Digest, a popular American magazine that focuses on writers and writing advice, has a pdf article called “Why A Writer Without a Deadline is Looking for Trouble.” It’s a downloadable link that you can find at the end of this post. Every time I slow down with my writing, procrastinate more and more, start…

The Truth About Procrastination

There are days when I can’t write. Nothing on the paper. Nothing on the computer. Blank space. What am I waiting for? What am I afraid of? What holds my fingers back from the keys and keeps my pen from the paper? Most people would probably say fear. Fear of failure. Fear that whatever I…