A line taken directly from my work planner, April 10th, "Write TFI!! Fuck YouTube & FB". On April 10th I didn't open YouTube or Facebook until lunch. I scrolled, watched, commented, liked for an hour while I ate my sandwich and chips, then closed the tabs as soon as my lunch hour was over. Without … Continue reading Wait, what?
Juggling all the superficial shit to avoid my manuscript because somewhere between Breaking Point and Aphrodite's Twin, I lost my drive to write, finish, and publish my work. I'd done it, in relatively rapid succession for seven years straight. I was chasing a high of success that remained out of my reach. I grew disillusioned. … Continue reading Dropping the Ball.
finish that manuscript? The last name and the website address may have changed, but the foundation of how to go about writing your first manuscript has not. Mark your calendars to join me, Dana Ellington at my 7th Annual Writer's Workshop held at the Blair-Caldwell African-American Research Library, 2401 Welton Street, Denver, CO. This year, … Continue reading Will you make this the year you…
Along with the closeout book sale, I'll be hosting the following: FREE coaching session on how to write and publish a novel in six months or less. You'll not only hear from me, but you'll be able to speak with a client from last year's workshop who successfully published her first novel! If you know … Continue reading Nowata Press (that’s me)
For awhile there I'd lost the words. Or rather, I'd stepped out of the flow of my life. I was sat on the shore, observing the words (my purpose). Watching as people twisted existence with their power - words have power you know. GREAT POWER. Seemed that there was no way to combat this rising … Continue reading Returning to the Source.
I'm not sure how you get along with your word processing program, but I swear to goodness, when it comes to formatting my novels, Microsoft Word seems to have it in for me. First off, I'm using a pre-formatted template. Technically, all I have to do is cut and paste my copy into the template, … Continue reading The Horror of Formatting