About Lisa

Lisa M. Collins wants to live in a galaxy where she can vacation on the Moon or sip black chai tea while sightseeing on Saturn. As an author, she’s been published across a range of print and digital media, and was honored with a Sally A. Williams grant from the Arkansas Arts Council. When she’s not writing, you can find her playing XBOX with Desmond Miles’ family tree. “What is a man but the sum of his memories? We are the stories we live, the tales we tell ourselves!” Lisa’s latest releases are available on Amazon. Sign up to get the latest info on book launches and special newsletter only promotions on her website

I finally bit the bullet: I saw Deadpool #TriggerWarning

Deadpool...People are really on the fence about this movie, the comics, the character in general...OMG. I must admit, on the outset, I'm just not a fan of the standard definition of crude humor. Stick with me, here for a moment. So you might be asking yourself, "If she knew she wouldn't like it, why would [...]

By | 2016-03-24T10:48:13+00:00 March 24th, 2016|Lisa M. Collins|Comments Off on I finally bit the bullet: I saw Deadpool #TriggerWarning

5 Tips For When Your Characters Are Stuck In The Mud #amwriting

Are your characters lifeless? Are they mired in boring, like a stick in the mud? Try out these 5 tips to create characters who are unique and exciting. #1  If you are looking for a hobby or job for one of your characters, try this tip: Go to Amazon Kindle's bestsellers list to look for free [...]

By | 2016-01-28T14:20:11+00:00 January 12th, 2016|Lisa M. Collins, PCS Officers, Writing Tips|Comments Off on 5 Tips For When Your Characters Are Stuck In The Mud #amwriting

Use Short Stories to Hone Your Craft

"Short stories help you learn your craft.” – George R.R. Martin  These days writers think they need to start with a novel length work, or even design a series. I call it the gospel according to Well if you are an up-and-coming writer, I want you to take a moment. Yes I know you are [...]

By | 2015-08-20T13:33:09+00:00 August 20th, 2015|Lisa M. Collins, Writing Tips|1 Comment

Interview with Jim Zoetewey Creator of The Legion of Nothing

Jim Zoetewey grew up in Holland, Michigan, near where L Frank Baum wrote The Wizard of Oz and other books in that series. Admittedly, Baum moved away more than sixty years before Jim was even born, but it's still kind of cool. Interview with Jim Zoetewey author of The Legion of Nothing: Rebirth 6/25/2015 I [...]

By | 2015-06-25T09:13:46+00:00 June 25th, 2015|Interviews, Jim Zoetewey, Lisa M. Collins|Comments Off on Interview with Jim Zoetewey Creator of The Legion of Nothing

Give Your Readers a TKO!

Every writer has a style that comes naturally. Perhaps you haven't discovered what your style is, or you are testing out various ones for fit. That's well and good, but let me give you a big hint: Don't fight your natural inclination. Your brain was wired a certain way and your internal voice has a [...]

By | 2015-04-22T12:28:02+00:00 April 22nd, 2015|Lisa M. Collins, On Writing, Writing Tips|5 Comments

Taming the Social Media Dragon: Twitter

We have all been told that you need a social media platform in order to get the word out about our writing. So we blog, we Facebook, we tweet, we Pin, we Tumblr, we this and that until our head spins. Often I’m asked at meetings and in personal correspondence my opinion on what social [...]

By | 2014-10-21T22:53:06+00:00 October 21st, 2014|Lisa M. Collins, Marketing|Comments Off on Taming the Social Media Dragon: Twitter

Origin Story: Lisa M. Collins

Every Super Girl needs an origin story and mine begins on the bridge of the USS Enterprise (NCC-1701) with a bit of the Jetsons thrown in for good measure. My dad was a science fiction buff and back-in-the-day that meant watching each week to see what Kirk and Spock would get into, that Bones and [...]

By | 2014-07-15T12:37:47+00:00 July 14th, 2014|Lisa M. Collins|3 Comments

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