The Author’s Secret Handshake

Of course, the only secret to an author’s success is to accept that it’s a difficult profession. Lonely, time-intensive, frustrating, low-paying, self-taught and self-directed.  Success or failure depends on yourself alone.  Sigh. Author Linda Needham sitting at a booksigning table, her book, THE MAIDEN BRIDE on display.Which makes reaching out to fellow authors with, and for, support, information, comfort, celebration and the changing face of publishing in this crazy digital world all the more critical to a healthy, nurturing work environment.

So, here I am, reaching out to take hands with my colleagues, traditionally and self-published, print and e-published, long-time, multi-, pre- and unpublished.  I offer the writing tips and tools and techniques that have helped me along my journey.


Get it down. Take chances. It may be bad, but it’s the only way you can do anything really good.
– William Faulkner



Coming Soon!

   The Turning Point Synopsis

   The Character Arc

   Pole to Pole Growth