Memoir: How much of a person’s life is sensationalized or true to his or her life?

LOVE The Beat Goes On is my first memoir. It was difficult to write at times. But when your doctor gives you a “6-months to live” diagnosis in 2008, I thought writing my memoir would be an inspiration to others. I felt compelled to share HOPE. The easy part was telling the story. But here … Continue reading Memoir: How much of a person’s life is sensationalized or true to his or her life?

As a creative writer, what is your day like?

Major procrastination. Like right now! I should be working on a new Memoir. But, I’m checking out Quora, eating breakfast, trying to make sense out of World Politics and man's determination to kill. Sometimes I wonder if as a society we’ve progressed at all. I retired from a full-time career a year ago. And traveled … Continue reading As a creative writer, what is your day like?

What advice would you give to a want-to-be writer?

Writing is not something you choose to do. Writing chooses you. What you decide to do with your gift is up to you. I’ve always lived inside my head. I have a vivid imagination—not just for fiction but for living. I can picture myself on a plane to anywhere, anytime, even right this moment! I … Continue reading What advice would you give to a want-to-be writer?

What is something that needs to be written?

QUORA: What is something that needs to be written? Winner of Best in Contemporary Fiction 2018 Readers Favorite at Writers and Authors (2009-present) My best friend J. was a showgirl in Vegas, married a famous Hollywood photographer, made a trip to the Far East to smuggle drugs, and brought up three grandchildren because her daughter is … Continue reading What is something that needs to be written?

How do you do that thing you do so well?

It's a common question asked by those who want to write a novel. I hear this all the time on Quora. Where do you begin? How? Where do you get your ideas? Do you plot? Do you 'wing-it?' How do you do that thing you do--so well? Let's talk about my latest release, SILK ROAD … Continue reading How do you do that thing you do so well?

Why do I write?

1. I live inside my mind. Thoughts build up in there to the point where I’m searching madly for somewhere to write them down. 2. Reading others’ words excite me and fill me with joy, or peace, or love, or passion—it’s the way I interact in my world. 3. When I compose a poem, a … Continue reading Why do I write?

Stephen King-Love What You Do

Yes, I love to share my TOP 10 Lists from Evan Carmichaels YouTube Videos. Today, it's Stephen King. If you are a writer, aspiring author or a creative of any type, I think you will love his book On Writing. It's the one that has influenced me most in my life. I bought it as … Continue reading Stephen King-Love What You Do

What things should one be good at in order to become a good writer?

What are the things one should be good at in order to become a good writer? Lynda Filler, Top Quora Writer 2018 Winner of Best in Contemporary Fiction 2017 BTRC at Writers and Authors (2009-present) Be Brave. You have to be able to open your heart and pour out your feelings. It doesn’t matter what … Continue reading What things should one be good at in order to become a good writer?

What would you do?

    1. What is your idea of success? Sometimes your failure--for trying--is better than someone else's success in staying where he/she is. There's nothing sadder than hearing an older person say: "I wish I had..." "I should have tried..." "I always wanted to..." "Why didn't I... when I had the opportunity?" 2. It's okay … Continue reading What would you do?

On how to improve your writing skills

  I've been asked on Quora how I improve my writing skills. A good question don't you think?   Writing is learned by reading—and writing. So the first thing to do would be to read more. This month I will produce a 25000-word novella—I’m at 8000 words today, and I will probably have read 6 … Continue reading On how to improve your writing skills