My Love of Poetry is Not Gone, Part 3 of 3

Guest Post on Writing Poetry By Ruchi AcharyaPublisher’s note: As part of the Parisian Phoenix mission, we publish unique voices and diverse perspectives in print and online. So, this week, we will explore poetry with Indian author Ruchi Acharya. This is part three of three, where Ruchi offers her final two lessons on how toContinue reading “My Love of Poetry is Not Gone, Part 3 of 3”

My Love of Poetry is Not Gone, part 2 of 3

Guest Post on Writing Poetry By Ruchi Acharya Publisher’s note: As part of the Parisian Phoenix mission, we publish unique voices and diverse perspectives in print and online. So, this week, we will explore poetry with Indian author Ruchi Acharya. This is part two of three, where Ruchi offers two lessons on how to approachContinue reading “My Love of Poetry is Not Gone, part 2 of 3”

More podcasts on writing, five on self-publishing

As publisher of Parisian Phoenix Publishing, I have curated some playlists of podcasts on Spotify. I encourage anyone with questions about certain aspects of writing and publishing to check out my profile and see if any of the topics appeal to you. Some of my past discussions on this topic include Spotify Playlists for WritersContinue reading “More podcasts on writing, five on self-publishing”

Some unusual writing craft books you may not know

I thought it would be fun to share a couple of writing craft books that I have saved over the years that aren’t Stephen King’s On Writing or William Zinsser’s On Writing Well or Strunk & White’s Elements of Style. Those are classic writing craft books and if you haven’t read them you should andContinue reading “Some unusual writing craft books you may not know”

Networking and Professional Groups for Writers

As you progress from writer to author, there are dozens of organizations with different goals that you can turn to for help. Here at Parisian Phoenix Publishing, many of us met at the Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group (GLVWG.org). Angel Ackerman served as president of that group, twice, about 15 years ago. That’s where sheContinue reading “Networking and Professional Groups for Writers”

How do you use the Internet?

I have a question for you: How do you use the Internet? How do you utilize your blog and/or social media to enhance your productivity as a writer? I mean it. How? More than a decade ago, when he had recently published Ghost Road Blues, I attended a workshop with Jonathan Maberry. Jonathan had someContinue reading “How do you use the Internet?”

Spotify playlists for writers

As many creative people do, Parisian Phoenix publisher Angel Ackerman has a day job. At that day job, her employer allows associates to listen to music or podcasts. So, several hours a day, Angel absorbs information from other writers, publishers and their support professionals like editors and agents. Not everyone likes podcasts, and Angel hasContinue reading “Spotify playlists for writers”

On Style and Skill

An essay about understanding the writing rules before you break them by Rachel Thomspon. Style, what it is and what it ain’t.A writer in my critique group turned to the others and said, “That’s my style. It’s fine.”It wasn’t fine and it wasn’t style.He had argued about it many times saying “the rules don’t matter,”Continue reading “On Style and Skill”

Testing Scrivener’s Free Trial

Author Media aired a full episode on Scrivener— and listening to the tools and benefits and the generous free trial I thought it might be fun to give it a try. The concept, as explained on the episode, was a software that allowed better word processing and grammar tools, that understood book formatting, and thatContinue reading “Testing Scrivener’s Free Trial”

Sunday Morning Inspiration: On Word Counts

As some of you may already know, I do a lot of my work for Parisian Phoenix Publishing in the pre-dawn hour before my day job. The business is still young, and maybe someday it will support me and a full-time staff and my menagerie of birds, cats, and dog. I listen to a lotContinue reading “Sunday Morning Inspiration: On Word Counts”