I love stories.

I listen to them. I watch them on TV, videos, or movies. I read them.

And I write them.

I’ve written almost every kind of story there is. Mystery, romance, confession, science fiction, fantasy, paranormal, horror, and every other kind I can think of and garnered a couple prizes and ‘best-selling’ author designations along the way.

I’ve written short stories, novellas, and novels.

In the process I’ve learned that my favorite stories are science fiction and paranormal. Preferably the two combined.

My stories are always clean, they are always either contemporary or near future, they always have at least a slight romantic element, and they always end happily. Always. Guaaranteed. (Okay, two short stories, ‘The River Boy’ and ‘Down From The Mountain’ have endings that might not be considered completely happy. Maybe just somewhat happy. You decide.)

Check out the covers below and see what you think. And have a happy, happy day.

MOST RECENT: PUBLISHED OR WILL BE PUBLISHED SOON

What tips would you give to amateur writers, or people who are looking to get into creative writing?

There are thousands of tips. Here are a few:

  1. Don’t expect to earn your living as a writer because it’s very hard but, as an avocation, it’s great. If you truly want to make your living writing, then spend a whole lot of time finding out what kinds of writing pays and how to do that writing. (Because it is possible to make a living as a writer, it’s just not the norm.)
  2. Read, read, read because that’s how you’ll find out what other writers have done successfully. Then copy those writers.
  3. Write, write, write and don’t worry about quality. Just do it and eventually, the quality will come.
  4. Take classes, read books, go to workshops and conventions and listen to what experts say. Follow all that advice.

One response to “What tips would you give to amateur writers, or people who are looking to get into creative writing?”

  1. Hi Florence, Thank you so very much for all these very helpful tips! I always enjoy reading your blogs I always learn a lot from them. God Bless you.

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