More Writing Quotes

Find encouragement this week to fill empty pages and computer screens with stories and tales. Read and enrich your lives with words and phrases that speak to your hearts, so that your writing may also enrich the lives of others. Writers, pay it forward.  “We are all apprentices in a craft where no one everContinue reading “More Writing Quotes”

Novel News Update

03/07/2016 I can see a light at the end of this tunnel. Still knee deep in edits, but I can at least see the end. Still keeping on schedule and allowing the mounting excitement to continue unabated!  In between reading and editing, I’ve been working with an artist to draw a beautiful new map forContinue reading “Novel News Update”

A Kind Word…

When life seems unfair, when we feel misused, when every day becomes a burden, our focus tends to shift from others to ourselves. We are beset on all sides by evil, whether we see it or not. I’m not talking about people, but evil spirits tempting us and telling us there is no hope. Don’tContinue reading “A Kind Word…”

Novel News Update

02/19/2016 Still knee deep in edits, though I will admit it’s not as bad as I’d feared. (Mostly thanks to my wonderful wife’s ninja-editing skills). Still keeping on schedule and allowing the mounting excitement to continue unabated! Thanks to all who frequent this blog for your support and readership. -R. S. Gullett

Only Mere Words…

To a writer this is blasphemy. The power of words is staggering, able to split the heart and soul. Able to move nations to greatness and smash empires into nothing. They can forge friendships between enemies, and betray the trust given by our dearest friends. Words, written or spoken, are a fierce fire that canContinue reading “Only Mere Words…”

Novel News Update

2/12/2016 – I’ve just received the edited manuscript from my publisher. It’s not as red as I’d thought it would be, thanks mostly to my wife’s efforts to curtail my grammatical shortcomings. I’ve now got my work cut out for me as I read and correct the manuscript to make this novel the best fantasyContinue reading “Novel News Update”

Literary Efforts

So I finished a short story I’m very excited about, but knowing my propensity for minor grammatical errors I always have my chief editor (my wife, whose job is in fact in editing) have a good long look before submitting. You can always tell which blog posts that she’s looked at and those she hasn’tContinue reading “Literary Efforts”

A Quick Thought…

What if the characters you created could somehow leap off the page for an hour and share a meal with you, would you embrace it or run screaming from the room? What would you discuss? How would the meal go? Would you even get along with your characters?  I often wonder if I would getContinue reading “A Quick Thought…”

A Quick Thought…

Fear. The ominous enemy that traps us in mediocrity. The voice in our minds that causes us to hesitate when we need to take that next step. The hindering hand that keeps us mired in depression and defeat.  Courage. The friend who lifts us up and helps us reach the summit. The voice that daresContinue reading “A Quick Thought…”