I’m on the road again this morning, this time to AWSA, the Advanced Writers and Speakers Association Conference in Cincinnati! Here’s what I’m bringing!
The Word Business
Welcome to The Word Business, a collection of blog posts about my experiences as a self-employed writer. This is where I store all my posts about learning how to operate a small business, as well as thoughts and feelings on current industry trends along with helpful writing tips.
I started A.C. Williams LLC officially in February 2015, and I’ve been going strong since thing, although there have definitely been some lean quarters. Regardless, I want to share what I’ve learned about being an independent business owner.
Latest Blog Posts
May 17, 2017
If you’re a freelance editor looking to enhance your business, your web presence, or your client base, PENCON is a conference you don’t want to miss.
January 18, 2017
I posted tidbits of a very loud, obnoxious conversation I couldn’t avoid overhearing in a coffeeshop the other day, and so many people thought it was funny, I decided to share the other bits and pieces I made note of. Be on the lookout for these interactions in my novels. Some of them are so […]
January 4, 2017
People often ask me where I get my ideas for stories and characters. That’s a difficult question to answer because they come from everywhere. Shows I’ve watched. Photographs I’ve seen. People I’ve known. My own life, or my crazy imagination. And some random combination of all the above. But when it comes to creating characters, […]
December 21, 2016
Back in September, my business partner and I drove down to Midland, Texas, to teach at the Permian Basin Writer’s Workshop sponsored by the Midland Public Library. We had such a fabulous time! We met so many wonderful people and truly enjoyed ourselves. I got to teach one session, Page-Turning Plot Structure, and then Katie […]
November 9, 2016
Writing humor takes practice. Humor has a rhythm, and if you want to make people laugh, you have to learn to hear it.
October 12, 2016
Writers live and die by due dates, otherwise known in this career field as deadlines. There’s a reason writers have deadlines. From what I know of most of us, we have a tendency to procrastinate. We won’t call it procrastinating, though. It’s giving our brains a rest. It’s letting our creativity reboot. So what if […]
February 25, 2012
One of the questions my writer friends always ask me is how I can come up with intricate, complex plots for all the novels I write. Well, I never really thought about it. So I decided that maybe I should think about it. So that is what this series is about: how to build a […]