After completing my Master of Arts in Writing Popular Fiction in June 2006, coupled with starting a new job, undergoing some significant life changes (getting divorced, coming out), selling a house, and relocating—whew!—I was a bit shell-shocked and laid off writing for a while.
In January 2008 I attended Borderlands Writers Boot Camp in Baltimore, and it really jump-started my writing. I highly recommend it.
My article about self-editing, “Your Very First Editor” was published in Many Genres, One Craft: Lessons in Writing Popular Fiction, which “brings together award-winning authors, bestselling novelists, and hot new writers from all these genres to offer an amazing novel writing workshop in a book.” I’m available to edit dark fiction.
In June 2011 I spoke at Seton Hill University’s Writing Popular Fiction In Your Write Mind alumni retreat on the topic, “Alternative Methods of Idea and Story Generation.” I presented “Psychic Development for Writers” at the 2012 retreat, and I presented “Self-editing for Publication” in June 2013. I spoke at the 2019 retreat on “Mastering Narrative Modes.”
Check out my Amazon author page and follow me at http://www.amazon.com/Lee-Allen-Howard/e/B004U7773C/.
My latest published project is a dark psychological thriller called The Bedwetter: Journal of a Budding Psychopath. I finished up work on novel #6, The Covenant Sacrifice, a horror/gay romance story. I have other things in the works at Novel Writing Progress.
Starting in January 2022, I returned to Seton Hill University to complete my studies for an MFA in Writing Popular Fiction.