Have you ever wondered what it would be like to match make a ghost? Well, Jane Saunders is about to find out. Jane Sanders is a professional matchmaker and her new client is to die for. Henry Roberts is a handsome and charming Englishman, someone every woman would want. There’s just one problem. Henry is also ghost, cursed to... Continue Reading →
Telling Your Story: As Fact or Fiction?
You've lived an interesting/horrible/painful/amazing life and you want to share your story with the world in order to entertain/warn/help others. Cool! But you need to ask yourself a simple question (or two) first. The answers won't be simple, but the questions are. Will you be telling your story as a fictional tale? Or will you... Continue Reading →
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 →
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 →
Mentors Make the World Go ‘Round
...someone who takes you under their wing, guides you, encourages you, and watches your back that you have what I believe to be a true mentor.
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 →
Life is What Happens When You’re Making Other Plans
Yes, I know it has been awhile since I've posted any words of wit and wisdom here, but it's not like I haven't been writing, I just haven't been writing here. I finished the first book in my retiree mystery series (it's being read by an agent at the time of writing) and started the... 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 →