Splattered Ink Press Blog

Guest blog: The Smelling Committee

February 16, 2017

  D.E. Johnson D.E. (Dan)Johnson’s literary debut, a historical mystery titled The Detroit Electric Scheme, was published by St. Martin ‘s Minotaur in September 2010. The sequel, Motor City Shakedown, was published by Minotaur in September 2011. These were followed by Detroit Breakdown and Detroit Shuffle. Dan is a history buff who has been writing Read More

Guest blog: Beer, Bikes & a Bible Licker

February 9, 2017

Laura Holmes is co-owner of FineLine Creative, a communications and advertising boutique based in Spring Lake, Michigan. She’s also a person who can’t sit still. Laura is always on the go looking for the next big idea. Author, adventure traveler, volleyballer, hiker, biker…she enjoys life NOT on the couch! In her spare time, Laura published Read More

Have a Nike® moment. Write.

February 6, 2017

Writing is easy. All you have to do is cross out all the wrong words. Mark Twain I hate writing. I love having written. Dorothy Parker Just do it. Nike® Writing comes with built-in demotivators. People who don’t write generally don’t see it as work. Writing is likely one more thing you have to squeeze Read More

Writing classes? Yes/no? Online/in class?

January 28, 2017

Years after your last English or composition class you’ve decided to write a novel or a short story or a magazine article or a blog or something. You know what you want to write, and you’re certain you can write it in clearly understandable, grammatically correct, coherent style. Well, maybe not certain.   Perhaps you’re Read More

No need to go it alone. Get help reaching your writing goals

January 13, 2017

While writing is a solitary task, countless others share your writing passion and can help you reach your writing goals. Whether face to face, from a book, online, or wherever writers gather, you can find help and inspiration from people who understand what you do, have been where you are, and have ideas that can Read More

2017: A Sparkling New Opportunity

December 27, 2016

Alice: Where should I go? The Cheshire Cat: That depends on where you want to end up. (Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass) Where do you want your writing self to go in the new year? With the relative lull between holidays, now could be the perfect time to think, Read More

Paper or e-book? Why not both?

December 20, 2016

With the founding of Project Gutenberg and the 1971 invention of the e-book, Michael S. Hart forever changed the lives of readers and authors. He also created a discussion that continues 45 years later. While many readers – and authors – stand firmly on one side or the other of the paper/e-book discussion, many others Read More

Support Your Local Author This Season

December 4, 2016

The wonder of holding your own carefully crafted, labored-over, precious, self-published book in your hands is enormous. Nearly as wonderful is seeing your book in other people’s hands, readers’ hands. You may already know how that feels or you may be in the process of knowing how it feels or you may still be dreaming Read More

Older Posts