Read A Lot, Write a Lot

A. E. here. I ask you, why do you have to read to write well?  The answer is quick and easy: Reading teaches you how to write. That’s the most simple clear cut way of putting it. If you don’t have time to read, then you don’t have time to write. You know who said…

On Stories: “End”

A. E. here. Today is one of my “On Writing” posts, where I talk about certain subjects and topics that deal with writing and the writing life. Today, I want to talk about the ending of stories, or rather, the fact that stories NEED to end. Let’s pretend you’re on book twenty-five of a series….

On Words: Powerful or Powerless

A. E. here. I have a series on this blog I call “A. E. C. On Writing,” and its basically when I tackle a subject that deals with writing and writing life, and talk about it, maybe give advice or go on a rant, whichever it may be. Today I wanted to talk On Words….

Why Constructive Criticism is GREATER THAN Praise

Welcome! I’m A. E. and this is my blog where I talk about writing and give writing advice and tips, share stories about the writing life, and give updates on my novels, both upcoming releases or current works in progress. Today I want to talk about why constructive criticism is > praise. I do think…

The Not-So Creative Writing Guild- An A. E. Personal Story

Hey, it’s A. E. again. Today I’m sharing a story about an experience I had while attempting to join a creative writing club at the University of West Georgia. I’ve talked about the creative writing department at this school before, and today I’m talking about a student organization. So let’s begin! The Creative Writing Guild…

Dream to Reality Part 3: Indie vs Traditional Publishing

Welcome to Part 3 out of my five-part series of how The Other Side came to be. Parts 1 and 2 are here if you haven’t read them already. But getting right to it, the key is research. Research, research, research. When I started all of this, I had no idea about anything when it…