People often ask me for my advice for beginning fiction writers. I collected most all of my advice into my nonfiction book Shooting Yourself in the Head for Fun and Profit: A Writer’s Survival Guide. This Bram Stoker Award-winning book is mostly aimed at people who write science fiction, fantasy, and horror, but it contains advice for all fiction writers.
With regard to my credentials, I have an MFA in creative writing from Goddard College and an MA in journalism from Indiana University. I was a faculty member in the Seton Hill University MFA in Writing Popular Fiction program from 2010-2020, and I’ve taught workshops all across the U.S.
My Writing Advice
- The Kindest Rejection I’ve Ever Received
- May’s Day of Reckoning Writing Workshop
- Special Guest at Saluki Con (Sept. 28-29)
- Interview with Andrea Johnson (the Little Red Reviewer)
- On Blind Submissions
- Amazon Damaging Sales of Small Press Books
- The Pox Party
- Some of my recent favorites
- Need nonfiction? I can help!