Chuck Windig

Ask a Mermaid: Best Advice From the Lagoon

We’ve had many a successful author, agent and publisher come dip that toes in the lagoon. So, for today’s Ask a Mermaid, we thought it would be fun to revisit some of share some of our favorite advice from some of our favorite authors.

Ask a Mermaid is a monthly advice column for writers. If we don’t have the answers, we’ll find them for you. Send in your questions to Ask a Mermaid.

Darynda Jones

How do you balance your web presence (blogging, web site, interview) with your writing?

Badly. It’s really hard to come up with that balance and it’s a constant challenge for me. I will often spend more time on writing-related content than actual writing, and that is not how it should be. I’m considering therapy.

Hank Edwards

Writing sex scenes – agony or ecstasy? Just like having sex, I need to be…
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Penmonkey Chuck Wendig Swims with the Mermaids

Fellow mermaid Robin Covington turned me on to Chuck Wendig. I fell in blog love at first sight. His blog, Terribleminds, is full of great advice for writers and some of the most entertaining Top 25 writing lists in the world. Double bonus, he’s foul-mouthed and funny. For me, anyone who drops an MF in a blog about writing and makes me laugh is a good egg. Yep, my kind of writer.

In addition, his latest novel, Blackbird, drops on April 24 and it looks awesome.

“Miriam Black knows when you will die.

Still in her early twenties, she’s foreseen hundreds of car crashes, heart attacks, strokes, suicides, and slow deaths by cancer. But when Miriam hitches a ride with truck driver Louis Darling and shakes his hand, she sees that in thirty days Louis will be gruesomely murdered while he calls her name.

Miriam has given up trying to save people; that only makes their…
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