November 4, 2016 @ 7:00 AM

Writing Tips from a professional author...

A big day in the life of a book...

Today I cleared a space on the study bookshelf and set up the working folders, basic research papers, materials and reference books for the new work I'll be starting soon.

It's a convict story, and I've put it off for ten years to concentrate on other projects. Now it's his turn.

Actually I've spent the past week cleaning and tidying and putting old manuscripts and research files away.

It's always a good sign. I call it nest-building ... a pretty good indication that a new book is beginning to grow inside.