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” is 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.”
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 am also working on a few other pieces for ebook publication in 2013, including some public domain works from the early days of spiritualism and Pentecostalism. And, of course, more fiction! Check out my Amazon author page at http://www.amazon.com/Lee-Allen-Howard/e/B004U7773C/.
My latest project is a psychological thriller called CALL OF THE PISS FAIRY (formerly THE BEDWETTER). I finished it in April 2013, and am already at work on novel #6.