Intro to the Writing Life

Carolyn Tomlin, second from left, and Denis George, second from right, promoting 'The Secret Holocaust Diaries" at a Books-A-Million near Trussville, Ala. (FILE)

Carolyn Tomlin, second from left, and Denis George, second from right, promoting ‘The Secret Holocaust Diaries” at a Books-A-Million near Trussville, Ala. (FILE)

An excerpt from my recent North Jackson Magazine article, “Intro to the Writing Life:”

Being published is easier than you might think. Here’s how to go about it.

People write for many reasons — and have various reasons for never putting pen to paper. Do you ever wonder how great writers of the past wrote in long hand, without the use of a spell  checker — yet still turned out manuscripts that have stood the test of time? Or do you believe the myths that steal your self-confidence and keep you from publishing? Continue reading