Byline is a blog about writing. The purpose is to write about writing, to share what I know about the craft and what I am still learning.
I have been writing for over 30 years in conjunction with my various vocations, so in one sense I am a seasoned writer, with hundreds of published articles to my credit—and more than a dozen websites. I have also been blogging for three years, with hundreds of posts. One of my blogs is The Musings of Peter DeHaan, a blog sharing a slice of life to inspire and entertain.
On the other hand, I have only recently become interested in writing books. So in this sense, I am a newbie, learning the ropes of writing longer works. I have not published a book and, in fact, I am yet to write one—though I am overflowing with ideas. (I have written two theses and am working on a second dissertation15—but do they count?)
A noteworthy item is that I’ve spent the last nine years as a magazine publisher, so I get the chance to read a lot of articles and press releases. Some of the submissions are good, most are okay, and occasionally a few are just plan awful.
That’s who I am and what this blog will cover. If you are a writer, or interested in writing, I hope that Byline will help you with your journey—it will help me on mine.
We will start our exciting journey with a series of posts of “Writing Tips.”