The Master of My Own Domain…Name.

I'm a wee bit odd, but unless you're new here, you knew that already. I like websites that don't exist. I don't just like them, I own some. (This is where you ask "Why would a usually semi-half-sane writer want to own fake domain names?") (And this is where I answer such an insightful query)... Continue Reading →

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GUEST BLOGGER: H. E. Roulo: Plague Master Series – World Building in the PLAGUE MASTER Universe

Today is the first-ever Guest Blogger here at The Tao of Tim! Please welcome, from HorrorAddicts.net, my friend and fellow author, H.E. Roulo... As authors, part of our job is world-building. For contemporary stories, it’s often easy to drop in the occasional detail and let readers imagine how characters dress, the style of cell phone,... Continue Reading →

Genre-Hopping on One Foot

Hi. My name is Tim. I'm a writer with a problem. Hi Tim. My problem may seem simple to some, irrelevant to others, and overwhelming to one or two of you. You see, I can't pick just one genre to write in. So far I have published novels in Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, and Fantasy;... Continue Reading →

5 Tim’s Writerly Secrets

Well then. Robert Bose thinks that because he’s challenged me to reveal five author/editor secrets that I’m just going to give away my treasures for free. Ha! Not likely! I’m just going to make some crap up and hope that makes him happy. 1. If YOU don’t love the story you’re writing, then no one... Continue Reading →

I’m Not a Machine!

Some people are under the impression that I've written all three novels recently. Not at all. The fantasy took more than three years to write and was finished last summer. The thriller took over three years to write and was just finished last week. The mystery took six months to write and was just finished... Continue Reading →

Write, dammit, write!

Okay. A short note. I've just sent two manuscripts off to agents for consideration, and one is ready, willing, and able to go off to a publisher for a look-see. A psychological thriller, a mystery, and a fantasy quest. That means it's time.... to finish the next one, which is really the first one. The... Continue Reading →

Mostly about Beta Readers

I had hoped for a big weekend of writing but decided that naps were important, too. I managed to clear the 70,000-word hurdle, with 5 days left to reach 80,000, though. Yah. No problemo. One of the harder parts of writing the first draft of a mystery novel is fighting the temptation to go back... Continue Reading →

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