Monthly Archives: May 2015

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People always come up to me and ask, “Michael, how do you come up with those great story titles?” I usually reply with, “Michael? Please call me Mike. [..]

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Editors: The Optometrists of Publishing

Writers tend to be very protective of their stories, sometimes overprotective. They are their creations, their babies, coddled from birth, guided to maturity through tears and joy until [..]

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Take pride in your work

Writers tend to be humble, even embarrassed about their craft. In particular genre writers who are generally looked down upon by the literati, even though the majority of [..]

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Top 10 reasons why I hate quotes beginning short stories.

From the home office in Saint-Louis-du-Ha! Ha!, Quebec, the top ten reasons Mike hates quotes at the beginning of a short story. 10. Just a chance to prove [..]

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Hate to break it to you, but writing takes time.

Modern Western Society is impatient. It’s part of our modern day culture. We want everything now, or faster. Writing is the antithesis to this. Writing takes time to [..]

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