Simple Photo Editing

The Gnu Image Manipulation Program (GIMP) is an excellent piece of Free and Open Source software, but like most powerful programs, it is complex and can be confusing for the newbie. There are a few features however, that are very useful for the photographer. I’ll describe them here. Export vs Save It is important to … More Simple Photo Editing

Meeting in a Bar: Vanessa Fullright

I read an interesting post by a fellow author the other day. http://www.10minutenovelists.com/a-writer-and-a-narrator-walk-into-a-bar-separating-from-our-main-character/ I started to think of all my characters and knew I had to interview some of them. This post is the result of the first meeting, with the heroine of my adult pirate adventure, Shibari Sails. When I explained this project, Vanessa … More Meeting in a Bar: Vanessa Fullright

How to Synopsis

Like many of us, I hate writing a Synopsis for any of my stories. “Writing is easy. All you do is stare at a blank sheet of paper until drops of blood form on your forehead.”  –Gene Fowler After a bit of research on more than a dozen websites, I’ve narrowed it down to a … More How to Synopsis

You Have a Story?

Everyone has a story. The difference is whether one wishes to take the time and trouble to share their story. At one point or another, every author is approached with some variation of the following… “I’ve got this great idea for a story that is sure to make millions. How about I tell it, you … More You Have a Story?

An Author’s Journey: Part Five – Self Publishing

A few years back a good friend patiently explained something to me. “There are two parts to becoming a published author. One is the craft of writing and the other is the business of writing. They are two entirely different skillsets.” He was quite right. These days, the business of self publishing not only includes … More An Author’s Journey: Part Five – Self Publishing